Well-wishers wearing royal yellow gather outside the Bangkok hospital where King Bhumibol Adulyadej is being treated. Photo: Reuters Well-wishers wearing royal yellow gather outside the Bangkok hospital where King Bhumibol Adulyadej is being treated. Photo: Reuters
Well-wishers wearing royal yellow gather outside the Bangkok hospital where King Bhumibol Adulyadej is being treated. Photo: Reuters

Thai king’s birthday no-show stokes fears over divided country’s future

Ailing monarch's failure to hold public audience for 87th birthday comes amid profound concern over the kingdom's future after his reign ends

Well-wishers wearing royal yellow gather outside the Bangkok hospital where King Bhumibol Adulyadej is being treated. Photo: Reuters Well-wishers wearing royal yellow gather outside the Bangkok hospital where King Bhumibol Adulyadej is being treated. Photo: Reuters
Well-wishers wearing royal yellow gather outside the Bangkok hospital where King Bhumibol Adulyadej is being treated. Photo: Reuters
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