Thailand‘s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalists as they leave a religious ceremony in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: Reuters Thailand‘s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalists as they leave a religious ceremony in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Thailand‘s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalists as they leave a religious ceremony in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Thailand king’s praise for defiant loyalist, seen as first comment on protests, draws controversy

  • King Maha Vajiralongkorn has not made any public comment on more than three months of protests in the country
  • But in a video recorded on Friday, he can be heard praising a supporter who held up a royal portrait at a protest

Topic |   Protests around the world
Thailand‘s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalists as they leave a religious ceremony in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: Reuters Thailand‘s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalists as they leave a religious ceremony in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Thailand‘s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalists as they leave a religious ceremony in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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