Archive for May 3rd, 2019

Powerful, rich and shrouded in secrecy: Thailand’s King Rama X

Powerful, rich and shrouded in secrecy: Thailand’s King Rama X

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

A king married four times with a penchant for piloting jets; a shrewd tactician with a hefty fortune and the army’s loyaltysnippets from the closely-guarded life of [...]
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Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn weds bodyguard in surprise ceremony

03-May-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Former flight attendant turned royal guard is named Queen Suthida days before his own coronation Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has married the deputy head of his [...]
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Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand’s cave boys

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

Netflix is joining with the production company for the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to make a film about last July’s dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their [...]
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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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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 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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Thailand’s new queen: flight attendant to bodyguard to royalty

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

Thailand has a new queen just in time for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in elaborate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies this weekend in Bangkok. The 66-year-old [...]
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FactboxThe royal instruments for Thai king’s coronation

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

During Thailand’s main coronation event for King Maha Vajiralongkorn on May 4, the monarch will be presented with five royal regalia, which are treated as symbols of [...]
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Thai King announces consort to be Queen ahead of coronation

Thai King announces consort to be Queen ahead of coronation

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

Thailand announced Wednesday that King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s long-time consort had become his fourth wife, bestowed with the title Queen Suthidaa surprise move just [...]
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Royalist volunteers toil overtime for Thai King’s coronation

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

In baby-blue caps and yellow scout scarves, an army of royal volunteers is sprucing up Thailand before this weekend’s coronationa projection of unity and loyalty to the [...]
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Thailand set for coronation of King Rama X, first in 69 years

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

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned this weekend in a pageantry-laden ceremony flecked by Hindu and Buddhist ritual, as Rama X furthers his primacy over [...]
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The crown, the sword and the sceptre: Royal instruments for Thai King’s coronation

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

During Thailand’s main coronation event for King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Saturday (May 4), the monarch will be presented with five articles of royal regalia, which are [...]
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Indonesia 2019 biodiesel exports to rise in best-case scenario association

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

The Indonesia Biodiesel Producers Association (APROBI) estimates the country may export up to 2 million kilolitres (kl) of unblended biodiesel in 2019 in an “optimistic [...]
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Indonesia inflation rate accelerates in April

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

Indonesia’s annual consumer inflation in April picked up more than expected, but remained within the central bank’s target range, data from the statistics bureau [...]
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Indonesia demonstrates progress in Southeast Asia

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Reporter News | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has carried out democratic elections enormous in scale and importance, including for Americans. As usual, most of our media have ignored or only briefly noted this [...]
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