Archive for March, 2012

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King Rama VIII death case: the first verdict

The most momentous criminal trial in Thailand’s history began on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 28, 1948, in a courthouse inside the Ministry of Justice beside the Grand Palace in […]

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The Tragedy of King Bhumibol

I  • II • III • IV • V V.  When it finally came, King Bhumibol’s tragic fall from grace was swift and savage. Thailand celebrated Rama IX’s Diamond Jubilee […]

King Bhumibol

The Tragedy of King Bhumibol

I  • II • III • IV • V IV.  Tragedy, according to Aristotle’s famous definition 24 centuries ago, is the spectacle of a noble and admirable protagonist who drags himself and […]

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