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Old 12-07-2013, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Why on earth would you do that? You are under no obligation to stand for their anthem or pay homage to their king.
There's no reason not to.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Jersey
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The Thai king must be one insecure S.O.B.

This actually gave me a website idea
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The Thai king must be one insecure S.O.B.

This actually gave me a website idea
I wonder how many of those laws he personally made as opposed to tradition/other people making them. As far as I know, though, he is a fairly benign figure and doesn't have much to do with politics.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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I wonder how many of those laws he personally made as opposed to tradition/other people making them. As far as I know, though, he is a fairly benign figure and doesn't have much to do with politics.
He has made no laws in Thailand. Thailand is a consitutional monarchy. On December 10, 1932, King Pradhipok signed the Constitution of Siam, which abolished 150 years of absolute rule of the Chakri dynasty. A Prime Minister and the National Assembly establish power and laws. The present king, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was coronated in 1946.

True, he doesn't have much to do with politics. Of course, that's not to say he has no powers of government though. Primarily, his most notd efforts have been aimed at developing social and economic projects. He's been the type of monarch who has actually gone out among the people as opposed to being hidden away sitting on the throne. In that sense, he's been very much of an active king. However, at the age of 88, his health hasn't been so good, and he has been unable to be as active as in the past and seldom makes any pubic appearances. But because of his willingness to relate to and recognize the importance of ordinary people, regardless of position or economic status, he has understandably gained the appreciation and adoration of the citizens of Thailand.
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