R.I.P Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has passed away  aged 88, ending seven decades on the throne during which he became a unifying father figure and rare source of stability in a country that has weathered more than a dozen coups since he came to power in 1946 aged just 18.

A statement from the royal household bureau said Bhumibol, who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, “passed away peacefully” at 3.52pm (8.52am BST) on Thursday at Siriraj hospital in Bangkok.

~ by amuletsthai88 on October 13, 2016.

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