Thai King Makes Public Appearance on 85th Birthday

The AP reports: Vast crowds of devoted Thais turned out Wednesday to catch a brief glimpse of their beloved king as the world’s longest-reigning monarch celebrated his 85th birthday with a rare public appearance. King Bhumibol Adulyadej sat on a throne on a balcony overlooking a plaza packed with a crowd that police estimated at […]

Thai King to Travel to Ayutthaya

The AP reports this afternoon: Thousands of Thais lined roads in Bangkok and near the historic capital Ayutthaya on Friday to see the country’s 84-year-old monarch on his first trip outside the capital in almost three years. King Bhumibol Adulyadej actively worked for decades on behalf of the country’s poor but has almost disappeared from […]