On 13 October the whole of Thailand flew unexpected news – the death of the king of the country . It was a real shock for the whole nation, despite the fact that the Governor had a long sick spell and almost never appeared in public. However, the Thais believed that he will soon return to power, but this did not happen.
The king of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej died on Thursday. The same evening all the television channels, of which there are dozens in the state, reported only one event that shook the entire state. After 70 years of rule by the leader, who in December had to be 89 years old, passed away. Citizens is a tragedy, because since 1946, the Thais didn’t know the ruler better than Rama IX. In the opinion of the public, he made an enormous contribution to the development and prosperity of the country, has dramatically changed the lives of its citizens and turned Thailand into one of the leading tourist powers. Because of this, the country has won worldwide popularity.
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It should be noted that, despite the status of the monarch, the power of the ruler was limited by the actions of the government, and the Constitution at all was altered 18 times. During the reign Adulyadej strictly persecuted and punished any attempts to desecrate or some way to insult the Royal family. For some posts in social networks people were threatened with imprisonment. There were frequent cases when citizens were sent to jail for up to 30 years or more just because they expressed their dissatisfaction or had any claim to the ruler. The totalitarian regime of the king, however, did not affect the overall mood. Upon learning of his death, the Thais were in disbelief and to this day have no idea what will happen to them now. In Bangkok, many adherents of the Royal family in droves arranged distressful lament for the death of the monarch in the day of his death. Thousands of people have gathered outside the hospital where Aduldej. Near the Royal Palace residents staged a ablution in front of a photograph of the king. They took it as a personal tragedy.
It is worth saying that not all citizens are so painfully reacted to the incident. According to witnesses who were present at the funeral procession, some of the audience did not cry, but smiled and did not stay long at the hospital and the Palace. Someone admitted that he was ready to accept the death of the ruler, because his age no longer allowed him to remain in power longer. Some reacted to the situation in the East wisely and sensibly: they did not arrange a demonstration of scenes with tears, but only laid on the main street of flowers as a sign of respect.
In connection with the death of the king of the country declared a year of mourning, during the first weeks it is illegal to distribute alcoholic beverages, most public institutions have stopped their work. Civil servants are obliged to wear dark clothes, ordinary citizens can do it at will.
Now the Thais are very concerned who will be the next ruler of the country. Under the law, according to article 23 of the Constitution, Princess can inherit the throne. Napomnim that Pumipon Adulyadej has three daughters: Ubolratana Rajakanya, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and the Chulabhorn Walailak. Among them is the Maha Chakri Sirindhorn seen as a potential monarch. Subsequently, however, the king wanted to hand over power to his grandson, but he died under very tragic circumstances. It seemed that what could be the problem to do with the monarch’s daughter, because the law allows it. But due to the fact that this is the law changed literally every year, there was confusion, which led to the fact that now the king is preparing to become the crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.
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It is known that he lived in Europe and other regions of the world for over 30 years. He formed very liberal views, and his antics have already begun legends. Rumor has it that he appointed his pet poodle fu Fu, Thai Marshal of aviation, and last year, when the dog died, it was declared a national mourning, which lasted four days. But even more public outcry caused by the pictures, with the participation of Prince about four years ago, when he was in a cropped t-shirt and jeans walked to the private plane. Even then, netizens began to make their bets, will replace if eccentric 64-year-old man popularly beloved of his father.
Maha Vajiralongkorn, according to Prime Minister prayut Chan-OCHA, at first, was pondering, but two hours later announced his intention to inherit the throne. The politician also said that the people have no cause for concern, because the coronation will take place in a regular mode, but after the end of the rites of burial of the deceased Rama IX. But the Thais had an ambiguous opinion on this matter. Many believe that the man who was not interested in politics as expected, can not lead the whole state. Moreover, citizens sincerely believed that the government will get Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, because she deals with charity and helps those in need. According to the Thai people, her candidacy is much more suited for this role.
It’s also worth remembering that the wife Mahi Vajiralongkorn managed to Excel and to attract to himself the attention of the world community. In 2009, the celebration of the birth of the future Marshal of aviation, a pet named fu-Fu, Srirasmi Akharaphongpreecha to appear in some thongs, not even covering her Breasts from prying eyes. Given that all the other guests were dressed in the bounds of decency, the image of eve, to put it mildly, distracting from the overall series.
Reputation of the future king spoiled by the fact that he was married several times and has several children from all marriages. And the last spouse was a “commoner,” had no direct relationship to the Royal family, so their marriage with the heir to the throne have long disappeared. When this became known, the Thais for a long time watched her.
Currently the people of Thailand do not know what to expect from the new monarch, unknown is also his political and economic course. A stored in the memory of his outfit in front of the ramp in jeans and a cropped t-shirt that allows many to take it seriously. By the way, if he was flying to Germany with his wife to show that the Villa on lake Starnberg, which he has purchased for her for ten million euros. Flamboyant antics Maha Vajiralongkorn induce netizens to believe that he will not be able to cope with high mission, however, some claim that the desire to attract attention to yourself will not affect the fate of the Asian state as a whole.