Protesters in Thailand are demanding changes to the power structures in the country, including a reform of the monarchy — a topic long deemed unmentionable.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shows little sign of listening to growing public opposition to his military junta’s authoritarian rule.
A year ago, a military coup toppled Thailand's elected government. The junta promised elections once a new constitution is adopted, but its authoritarian rule betrays a hostility to real democracy.
Thais pray at Bangkok’s Siriraj hospital for the king who has reigned over them for 69 years.
Late last Friday the King of Thailand was rushed from his seaside palace in Hua Hin to Siriraj hospital in Bangkok. The Palace issued an announcement that the King was suffering from a fever and a rapid…