King Maha Vajiralongkorn at the graduation ceremony of Thammasat University in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: AFP King Maha Vajiralongkorn at the graduation ceremony of Thammasat University in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: AFP
King Maha Vajiralongkorn at the graduation ceremony of Thammasat University in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: AFP
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Thai political crisis: can King Vajiralongkorn and monarchy emerge unscathed from their greatest challenge?

  • Thai king’s best option in responding to pro-democracy groups’ demands – and preserving the monarchy – could turn on mass-mobilising royalist supporters
  • Analysts fear the worst should he take action against protesters, with one warning, ‘He is known for his willingness to use violence against people who displease him’

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King Maha Vajiralongkorn at the graduation ceremony of Thammasat University in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: AFP King Maha Vajiralongkorn at the graduation ceremony of Thammasat University in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: AFP
King Maha Vajiralongkorn at the graduation ceremony of Thammasat University in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: AFP
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