Please read here on how to use images on RoyalDish. - Please read the RoyalDish message on board purpose and rules.
Images containing full nudity or sexual activities are strongly forbidden on RoyalDish.


Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Thai Royal: News and Activities  (Read 42435 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Galuh

Ginormous Member
***********

Reputation: 1237

Offline Offline

Tuvalu Tuvalu

Posts: 8524


Mary & Michael, twins separated at birth?




Ignore
« on: October 23, 2009, 11:01:09 AM »

Thai king makes public appearance 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/h.../asia-pacific/8321749.stm

 
The king is seen as a unifying figure in the politically turbulent country

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has made his first public appearance since being admitted to hospital more than a month ago.

Thai TV showed the king in a wheelchair surrounded by hundreds of well-wishers.

King Bhumibol, 81, was admitted to hospital on 19 September with fever, fatigue and lack of appetite.

The Royal Household said on Thursday that the king was in a stable condition and it would no longer issue daily updates on his condition.

"His Majesty has regained more strength. He is able to partake of his meals and can sleep well," a statement from the Royal Household said.

The king was continuing with a course of antibiotics and nutrition programme, it said.

King Bhumibol's health is a highly sensitive topic in Thailand.

He is seen as unifying figure in a country that has had repeated coups and coup attempts and 27 different prime ministers during his 60-year reign.

He is the world's longest serving monarch.
 
Logged

kingcanut

Medium Member
*****

Reputation: 197

Offline Offline

Posts: 1022





Ignore
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 04:43:29 PM »

Thais worried by health of King and country 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/h.../asia-pacific/8394482.stm

The king is seen as a unifying figure in the politically turbulent country
The birthday celebrations of King Bhumibol Adulyadej are muted this year as the king remains in hospital recovering from pneumonia.

Instead of hearing his annual speech and watching the king's inspection of the glittering trooping of the colour, his loving subjects are worrying about his - and their nation's - health.

More than 1.2 million people have visited the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok where the king has been staying for more than two-and-a-half months.

Monks, schoolchildren, groups of work colleagues and ordinary people have travelled from across the country to bring flowers and write messages sending him their best.

"I am writing my wish - for the king to get well very soon so he can go back to the palace," said a woman writing in one of the many royal-crested books.

Another woman broke down as she spoke: "The king right now does not feel well so we have come here to support him. I pray every morning for him to get well soon, as the people love him so much."


Unity and division

The king's poor health and a political crisis which has divided Thailand is worrying many people in the kingdom who fear instability and a deepening crisis.

The king has been the country's unifying figure for decades and is seen to have intervened positively in times of crisis.

The application and increasing use of these lese majeste laws represents a very serious threat to press freedom in Thailand

Why Thai king is so revered 
"He was born in the United States and grew up in Europe - in Switzerland - and he became king unexpectedly when his brother died in 1946," recalls Paul Handley, who wrote a book on the king which is banned in Thailand.

If we were to repeat here what is in the book, or what he told me in a telephone interview, I could be reported for an offence of "lese majeste" or insulting the monarchy, be investigated by the police and face possible imprisonment in Thailand.

If Paul Handley came here he would probably also be arrested for writing a book seen as critical, and speculating about the future.

"For the public I think there is a lot of confusion. Even though we have a named Crown Prince, no one from the palace is saying this is settled, because no one really wants to talk about [the inevitable]," says Mr Handley.

"They also know the Crown Prince by his reputation," he says, but it's a reputation people cannot openly discuss.

Hushed tones

Satirical websites poke fun at a deadly serious issue - people can be charged or even jailed for just talking about what eventually may happen to the king.

Thais and foreigners alike speak in hushed tones about the Royal Family because of this lese majeste law.

It is designed to protect the king and the royal institution from defamation and libel as the royal family is not protected by the courts in the usual way.

 
Many Thais have visited Siriraj Hospital to pray for the king's health
"The application and increasing use of these lese majeste laws represents a very serious threat to press freedom in Thailand," says Shawn Crispin, who has worked as a journalist in Bangkok for more than a decade and represents the Committee to Protect Journalists in South East Asia.

"Earlier this year the Thai information and communications ministry professed to have closed down at least 2,000 websites because they violated these lese majeste laws which are some of the strictest in the world.

"Penalties of 3-15 years in prison for convictions and the fact that any Thai citizen can file a complaint against any other Thai or foreign citizen, means that without clear guidelines as to how this law is to be applied, it may be undermining the institution this law was designed to protect."

There are still some websites which are still operating, among them Same Sky which has a chatroom dedicated to discussions about Thai politics and royalty.

They cover questions over the lese majeste laws, and some criticisms of the monarchy, but to translate them and publish them here could also leave me open to possible imprisonment.

"The website is public, but because people's privacy is protected by pseudonyms, subjects hidden for a long time are being disclosed more," says Thanapol Eawsakul who edits the website and a political magazine of the same name.

"We can't say that everything on the Same Sky web board is the truth but at least we believe there should be a space where people can discuss and share their opinion."

Future fears

There is no denying the real, unconditional love people have here for King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

His picture can be seen in many public places, the national anthem is played twice daily across the country and everyone stands for the king's anthem which is played in cinemas before every film.

Chotisak Onsoong, 28, considers himself a human rights activist and for the past five years has not stood for the king's anthem.


Bright lights, but the king's birthday celebrations are muted this year
On one occasion a fellow cinema-goer objected: "He told me to stand up and when the song finished he went to get the cinema staff and told them to throw me out, but they didn't.

"Then he started to throw water bottles and snack bags and everyone in the movie theatre started to throw water bottles at me too so I left and called the police."

They both went to the police station, but it was Chotisak who was charged - with insulting the king.

"It's my right to not stand up. It's my body so it's my right to do anything with it. A cinema is a place to relax, not a place for political performance," he says.

There have been claims the law to protect members of the Royal Family is being used by political factions as the current law permits any Thai citizen to go to any police station and make a complaint against any Thai or foreign citizen in Thailand.

Once that complaint has been made the police are duty bound to investigate.

Thailand is a deeply divided and unstable country and there is fear for its future without the revered leadership, but there is also fear over what people can even say out loud about certain members of the Royal Family.
 
Logged

"Think and let think".
Miss Waynfleet

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2277

Offline Offline

Posts: 12334





Ignore
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 11:16:59 PM »

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visits Germany from the 29th of June till the 30th

http://idw-online.de/pages/de/news430162

http://translate.google.d...l=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

Logged
Miss Waynfleet

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2277

Offline Offline

Posts: 12334





Ignore
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 11:19:59 PM »

http://www.theaustralian....ry-e6frg6so-1226080868978

WikiLeaks cables reveal scandal and disease in Thai royal family

THE full extent of the crisis in Thailand's royal family has been revealed in leaked US embassy cables, which report that the revered king is suffering from Parkinson's disease and depression, and that his heir, the crown prince, may be HIV-positive.

According to the secret documents -- written over six years by US diplomats, including ambassadors to Bangkok -- Thailand will face a "moment of truth" after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose son, Maha Vajiralongkorn, is regarded as his most likely successor. "It is hard to underestimate the political impact of the uncertainty surrounding the inevitable succession crisis which will be touched off once King Bhumibol passes," reads one cable from 2009, by James Entwistle, the US charge d'affaires.

Others discuss the possibility that the death of the 83-year-old king will be followed by a military coup or a succession crisis in which the prince's claim to the throne is challenged by the queen or his older sister, Princess Sirindhorn.

Rumours about the health of the king and crown prince have circulated for years but they are never aired openly in a country in which criticism of the royal family can be punished with a prison sentence. Such unabashed discussion of the court's secrets by senior diplomats of Thailand's most important ally will cause fury in Bangkok. Their appearance online will add to political tensions in the run-up to an election on July 3.

An article analysing the cables, which were obtained by WikiLeaks, is due to be published online today by Andrew Marshall, a British journalist who formerly worked for Reuters. He resigned three weeks ago after the news agency declined to publish his reporting on the cables.

Several foreigners and scores of Thais have received prison sentences as long as 15 years under the country's lese-majesty laws, and Reuters has 1600 staff in Thailand.

'The US cables were just too risky (for Reuters) to run," Marshall said. Reuters said it had declined to publish because it had "questions regarding length, sourcing, objectivity and legal issues".

The king has been in hospital for almost two years and, if the US cables are right, his health is far worse than the vague and optimistic official bulletins acknowledge.

A cable written soon after his indisposition in 2009 by Eric John, the US ambassador at the time, cites embassy sources who said the king was "beset long-term by Parkinson's, depression and chronic lower back pain".

Thai Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban is quoted as telling a US diplomat that the problem was the king's mental health. "Suthep confirmed . . . that King Bhumibol exhibits classic symptoms of depression (and) that the really (sic) worry was his state of mind, depressed at the state of affairs in his kingdom at the end of his life".

King Bhumibol's frailty adds to anxiety about the 58-year-old prince. Mr John reported that the prince was "long known for violent and unpredictable mood swings", and "has spent most (up to 75 per cent) of the past two years based in Europe (primarily at a villa at a medicinal spa 20km outside Munich), with his leading mistress and beloved white poodle Fufu".

One cable recounts that the dog was named after an air chief marshal. Another suggests that "people would have a difficult time accepting his current wife, Princess Srirasmi, as their queen, based largely on a widely distributed salacious video of the birthday celebration for Fufu, in which Princess Srirasmi appears wearing nothing more than a G-string".

Most startling is the credence that Mr John gives to the rumour about the crown prince being treated for a life-threatening illness. In 2009, he wrote: "Vajiralongkorn is believed to be suffering from a blood-related medical condition (varying sources claim he is either: HIV-positive; has hepatitis C; is afflicted by a rare form of 'blood cancer' or some combination which leads to regular blood transfusions)."  Huh?

The cables report that Queen Sirikit has become active in politics, taking the side of the Yellow Shirt movement, which campaigned against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and supported the coup that drove him into exile in 2006.

It has also brought her into conflict with the crown prince, who is described by Mr John as having been given large sums of money by the ousted prime minister, "skimmed from the state lottery to the crown prince's office".

Kitti Wasinondh, the Thai ambassador in London, said: "Royal succession in Thailand is governed by palace laws and the Thai constitution, which should ensure a smooth transition. There is no cause for uncertainty and no warranted basis for speculation."

THE TIMES
Logged
PeDe
Board Helper
Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 5222

Offline Offline

Germany Germany

Posts: 27762





Ignore
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 05:57:01 AM »

Thailand Mourns Death of Princess Bejaratana




She had been admitted to the hospital on Saturday suffering from septicemia.

The princess was born on Nov 24, 1925, at the Thep Santhan Pilas Throne Hall in the Grand Palace.

King Vajiravudh was seriously ill at the time and he passed away just over 24 hours after the birth of his daughter. However, he had instructed that the newborn princess be brought to his bedside.

Her uncle, King Prajadhipok, Rama VII, chose the name Bejraratana Rajasuda Sirisobha Phannavadi (Beautiful Princess of Diamonds) for her from three names that her father had prepared.

Princess Bejraratana was first enrolled at Rajini School.

Following the abdication of King Rama VII, it was decided the princess, nine years old at that time, should continue her studies overseas.

She travelled first to Indonesia where several members of the royal family had settled in self-imposed exile after the 1932 revolution.

When she was 12, Princess Bejraratana was sent to Britain for schooling, as well as for her health.

During World War II, she moved to Wales where she attended Sacred Heart, a boarding school for girls.

When the war ended, the princess moved to Brighton where she studied music along with English grammar and literature. She concentrated on the piano, learning with a special tutor. The princess was an accomplished musician, who could pick up a tune and play it perfectly after listening to it only once.

The princess didn't return to Thailand until 1959, when she was 34.

After moving into the Ruenrudi Villa on Sukhumvit, she devoted her time to projects initiated by her father.

She worked closely with Chulalongkorn University, Silpakorn University, Vajiravudh College, Vajira Hospital, the Sanam Chan Palace Restoration Project and the Mrigadayavan Palace Foundation. She also devoted time to projects initiated by her grandmother, such as Rajini School and the Thai Red Cross Society, to name but a few.

Bathing rites are scheduled for today at the Piman Rathaya Throne Hall.

The Royal Urn will then be installed in the Dusit Maha Prasart Throne Hall, to be given the highest honours according to the wishes of His Majesty the King.

The public will be allowed to pay their respects at Sala Sahathai Samakhom at the Grand Palace today between 1pm and 4pm. The royal family and members of the royal court will observe a 100-day mourning period.


http://www.bangkokpost.co...ncess-bejraratana-dies-85
Logged

Miss Waynfleet

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2277

Offline Offline

Posts: 12334





Ignore
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 03:51:44 PM »

Rest in Peace Princess Bejaratana!
Logged
Miss Waynfleet

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2277

Offline Offline

Posts: 12334





Ignore
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 08:54:16 PM »

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat of Thailand and Clotilde Courau attend the Balmain Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week at the Grand Hotel Intercontinental on September 29, 2011 in Paris, France
















She looks cute, but the jacket irritates me  Blink I like Clotildes outfit (on her).

Logged
just a serf

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2694

Offline Offline

Posts: 11829





Ignore
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 08:58:35 PM »

How nice that she is enjoying Paris fashion week's most expensive label. And the average wage in Thailand is how much?  Thumb down Of course if you post this comment in Thailand you could go to prison.
Logged

"I haven't played since I stopped." - Waity Middleton
"You only have it if you've got it." - James, Marquis of Mallow
Chris

Gigantic Member
*********

Reputation: 568

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 3964





Ignore
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 11:11:44 PM »

So she's in France, huh?  That explains the baguette she's stuffed across her shoulders under her jacket.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat of Thailand and Clotilde Courau attend the Balmain Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week at the Grand Hotel Intercontinental on September 29, 2011 in Paris, France


Logged
getafix
Board Helper
Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2878

Offline Offline

Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, British

Posts: 16626


Bye-Bye MEDiana Who!!!!




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011, 04:26:04 AM »

So she's in France, huh?  That explains the baguette she's stuffed across her shoulders under her jacket.

...that baguette must have slipped down a bit...its now hiding between her two ears, behind her cheeks Blink Blink

G
Logged

ANDREW DENTON: Yes. What did... When you first met, what did you see in each other? CROWN PRINCE FREDERIK: What did we see in each other? We saw... Well, it's a bit hard. It's a bit blurry, in a way, because it was just after the Olympics had started and it was one of those evenings where...
Miss Waynfleet

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2277

Offline Offline

Posts: 12334





Ignore
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 04:39:00 PM »

Thailand's Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat arrives at Christian Dior's spring-summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection presented Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 in Paris











PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat of Thailand attends the Lanvin Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week at Jardin des Tuileries on September 30, 2011 in Paris, France.



Logged
hanzo1
Board Helper
Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2528

Offline Offline

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Posts: 27356





Ignore
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 04:44:55 PM »

she looks ugly and her behavior is ugly why won't she go back to her poor country and work for her people?!  Roll Eyes
Logged

Are the shades of Pemberley to be thus polluted?

Miss Waynfleet

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2277

Offline Offline

Posts: 12334





Ignore
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2011, 06:23:49 PM »

Her first collection was created to raise funds for the establishment of The Breast Cancer Center at the National Cancer Institute last year. If she connects her interest (studies currently textile and fashion) with charity, it´s okay.
But the photos with black lipsticks are weird. I hope she will be more involved in official functions. Especially when her father is KIng (oh my.... he is creepy).
« Last Edit: October 01, 2011, 06:30:48 PM by Miss Waynfleet » Logged
Galuh

Ginormous Member
***********

Reputation: 1237

Offline Offline

Tuvalu Tuvalu

Posts: 8524


Mary & Michael, twins separated at birth?




Ignore
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2011, 12:13:33 AM »

At least she wears Thai silk and traditional gown during official events to represent her country like when she companies her mother to meet with Danish clown prince couple. I heard Thai royal family is rich (if I'm not mistaken even richer than their Bruneian counterpart)...so I'm not surprised this girl's often spotted in high end designers show. As for her look...it's unfortunately that most Thai royal family member (by blood) aren't very lucky in looking department despite their mother/grand mother 'Sirikit' once dubbed as one of beautiful ladies in SEA region.
Logged

Miss Waynfleet

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 2277

Offline Offline

Posts: 12334





Ignore
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2011, 04:03:22 PM »

Princess of Thailand, Sirivannavari Nariratana at Loewe Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear collection show held at the Universite de Medecine in Paris, France, on October 1, 2011.

Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: