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Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn among world’s wealthiest monarchs

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will be officially crowned on May 4 as part of elaborate three-day coronation ceremonies, has been listed as the world’s [...]
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The real ‘King and I’the story of new Thai king’s famous ancestor

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s elaborate coronation ceremonies for King Maha Vajiralongkorn this weekend are steeped in history and a showcase for the kingdom’s rich Buddhist culture [...]
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Commentary: Can Thailand’s new king hold the country together?

06-May-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was able to negotiate a consensus with his people, and had earned a great degree of legitimacy through the entrenchment of his moral [...]
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Explainer: What to watch for: Thailand’s Brahmin and Buddhist coronation rituals

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The three-day coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn this weekend includes a mixture of Buddhist and Brahmin traditions. Thai royal practice reflects the [...]
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Rama X of Thailand set for coronation filled with ritual

06-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned Saturday in an elaborate show of pageantry, marbled by Hindu and Buddhist ritual, two years after ascending the [...]
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The new Thai king who married his bodyguard went to school in Sussex

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn this weekend will cap a colourful path towards the throne and mark his official transition into a more regal [...]
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Thailand’s Royal Coronation: What Bangkok travellers need to know

04-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s first royal coronation in nearly seven decades is taking place in Bangkok May 4-6, when King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will formally ascend [...]
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Thai King pays homage to ancestors ahead of coronation

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn paid homage to his ancestors yesterday as part of preparations for his elaborate coronation ceremonies this weekend. Queen Suthida, [...]
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As coronation begins, Thai king’s future plans still unclear

04-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies begin Saturday for the formal coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more [...]
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Tiered golden crown, sceptre and sacred water: the Thai king’s coronation

04-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Most Thais have never witnessed a coronationit has been almost 70 years since the last one, when the young Bhumibol Adulyadej was crowned in 1950. But while Bangkok may have [...]
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RPT-Asia Rice-Thailand rates gain; weak demand hurts Indian prices

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Bangladesh to review export ban after Boro harvest -official * Vietnam prices flat after rising last week * Indian export prices down for fourth straight week Rice export [...]
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Five ways Thailand’s new king has made his mark

04-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taking direct control of a fortune, purging the palace, tweaking the constitution and issuing commands before a key electionThailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s [...]
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Thai King Confirms 4th Marriage, to Former Flight Attendant, and Appoints Her Queen

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will have his official coronation on Saturday, has appointed his consort as the country’s queen. An announcement [...]
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FactboxThai king’s elaborate coronation by the numbers

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s coronation ceremonies for King Maha Vajiralongkorn on May 4-6 will be the first the Southeast Asian nation has seen in 69 years, when the late King Bhumibol [...]
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Thai king surprises with royal wedding ahead of coronation

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Just days before his official coronation, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday married the deputy head of his personal guard force and gave her the title [...]
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