A Thai mourner pay respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: EPA

As Thailand cremates King Bhumibol, can it keep lid on tensions?

A year-long mourning period has helped Thailand’s military junta hold on to power. Now a return to politics as usual looms and, in Thailand, that usually means conflict

Topic |   Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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A Thai mourner pay respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: EPA
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Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego

Born and raised in Spain, Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist specialized in human rights, labour issues and the environment. Based in Thailand, she has been covering Southeast Asia since 2009. Her work has been published in international media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian or the Spanish News Agency EFE. She has also co-authored two books focused on supply chains.