King’s volunteers shout slogans before the start of a cleaning programme in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

Is King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s volunteer army a way to distance himself from Thailand’s military?

Clad in blue and yellow – colours of his father and mother – a new army of civilians who have pledged allegiance to the king are boosting his image ahead of his formal coronation at year-end

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King’s volunteers shout slogans before the start of a cleaning programme in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters
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