Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gives alms to Buddhist monks to celebrate the birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Photo: AFP

Thais celebrate new king’s birthday by giving alms to monks, and printing new stamps

Royal affairs are highly sensitive in Thailand, where the monarchy has limited power on paper but wields vast influence behind the scenes

Topic |   King Maha Vajiralongkorn

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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gives alms to Buddhist monks to celebrate the birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Photo: AFP
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