Thais gather in front of the Bangkok hospital where Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej was receiving treatment. Photo: Kyodo

Thailand’s king dies: nation plunges into mourning – and uncertainty

King Bhumibol – the world’s longest reigning monarch – has died at a hospital in Bangkok, the Thai government confirms

Topic |   Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Thais gather in front of the Bangkok hospital where Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej was receiving treatment. Photo: Kyodo
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.