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Thailand's new king asserts his strength

Thailand's new King Vajiralongkorn speaking as he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his late father King Bhumibol, at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok on Dec 1, 2016.


FROM requiring constitutional changes to pushing for unity in the divided country and reshaping the royal household, Thailand's new king is putting an assertive stamp on his rule.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn has made it clear to the generals running the country that he will...

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