“In many ways the king was Thailand and his death has left a huge vacuum in the Thai psyche,” said an analyst, pointing to social and political upheavals in recent decades.
He was initially sentenced to 70 years, but the term was halved after he pleaded guilty to ten separate violations of Thailand’s strict lese majeste law.
While the move is meant to ensure safety and reduce violence and discrimination, some have said that it will increase social segregation.
In Night Prayers, Santiago Gamboa charts the lives of three Colombian characters as they navigate life in four different Asian countries.
Most complaints of child sexual abuse in Malaysia do not lead to successful prosecutions, largely due to weaknesses in the nation’s criminal justice system.
Protesters marking World Habitat Day outside the regional Asian UN headquarters said they would hand a petition to UN to demand land reform.
One person was killed and 30 wounded when two bombs exploded late on Tuesday in Pattani, less than two weeks after the seven provinces attacks.
The number of inmates jailed for drug convictions has almost doubled over the past decade, Thai Department of Corrections figures showed, a result of unsparing sentencing that puts even petty users behind bars.
The ruling junta has already banned criticism of the draft charter in the run-up to the vote.
In the coming decades, an estimated 200 million children will be affected each year by natural disasters.
The authorities have filed complaints against 22 people, including six monks, whom police will investigate for illegal possession of wildlife and wildlife trafficking.
In a city rife with pain and conspiracy, citizens ask, ‘Who did this to us?’