King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Sirikit greet the crowds from a balcony of the Anantasamakom Throne Hall in Bangkok to mark the king's birthday, on December 5, 1999. Photo: AFP

What next for Thailand, with the military left exposed and a crown prince lacking popular appeal?

Kevin Rafferty says the only way for the nation to realise its potential following the king’s death is by creating a culture of openness and challenging the entrenched elite

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King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Sirikit greet the crowds from a balcony of the Anantasamakom Throne Hall in Bangkok to mark the king's birthday, on December 5, 1999. Photo: AFP
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