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Thai protests target king's property investments worth billions

December 03, 2020 6:43 AM

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Thailand's taboo-breaking demonstrations are about more than the right to criticise the monarchy without fear of going to prison: Protesters want taxpayers to control investments and real estate worth tens of billions of dollars.

Thai King greets supporters even as rallies go on

November 26, 2020 5:00 AM

Thailand's beleaguered king greeted adoring crowds in central Bangkok yesterday as protesters massed outside a palace-linked bank demanding monarchy reform.

Thai police to deploy thousands for protest over King's powers

November 25, 2020 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • Thai police will deploy nearly 6,000 officers today at the office that manages the royal fortune as the kingdom braces itself for a demonstration by protesters demanding that King Maha Vajiralongkorn give up personal control of the assets.

Thai police fire water cannon at Parliament protest

November 17, 2020 4:42 PM

Protesters tried to cut through razor wire barricades outside Parliament as lawmakers discussed possible changes to the constitution.

Thai King writes messages of love for nation amid protests

November 12, 2020 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn wrote messages of national unity and love on Tuesday during a visit to the north-east of the country two days after protesters sent him a letter demanding royal reforms that would curb his powers.

Thai pro-democracy protesters plan rally to petition King

November 06, 2020 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • Thai pro-democracy protesters plan to hold a fresh rally this weekend and petition King Maha Vajiralongkorn, a day after rejecting a Parliament-initiated plan to form a committee to ease the political tensions.

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn says still loves protesters, Thailand is land of compromise

November 02, 2020 5:41 AM

These are his first direct public comments on months of protests calling for curbs on his powers.

No one wants a coup, says Thai PM as rumours and protests persist

October 31, 2020 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, facing pressure amid expanding protests calling for his ouster, told reporters yesterday that "no one wants to stage a coup".

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