Sunday, May 16, 2010

Royal Influence Fading With King in Thailand?

As Thailand continues to suffer from violent clashes between "red shirts" and the government, its widely revered but ill King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 82, is increasingly perceived as being unable to play the conciliatory role he has played in the past.

1 comment:

MadMonarchist said...

“I think we have to talk about the institution of the monarchy, how would it have to reform itself to the modern globalized world.” -One of the most terrifying statements I have read yet concerning the current crisis. I'm also far from delighted to see a source like the NYT casting the red-shirts as the champions of the poor, I read another article earlier from NBC that was really hitting hard on the theme of "the poor masses rising up against the royalist elite" shtick. When I see the calibre of people around the world who support the red-shirts as the "good guys" I have a hard time dismissing this as 'just another coup' in Thailand.