Next time you follow the enticing aromas into a cafe and order yourself a freshly brewed cup of Thai highland coffee, remember the words of King Rama IX
, 'It is a matter of humanity to want to help our mountain people to have a better quality of life.
We personally know that King Rama IX
in his long reign as monarch, had helped farmers cooperatives in a big way.
These are listed as discussions of the rise of the monarchy; nationalism; violence and the "Grand Chakri Narrative"; religion as a tool of corruption; economic security; female sex workers; and a historical comparison between Rama IX
, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and the 18th century Siamese king assassinated by the founder of the Chakri Dynasty.
The good karma we made today is for the late king Rama IX
" one Facebook user wrote on her page, referring to Bhumibol.
In 1946, Prince Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX
), who was only 19 years old, ascended the throne and continued to reign as monarch until his death in October 2016 at the age of 88 after eleven unsuccessful coups during this period.
Thailand's military-led government has declared a year-long period of mourning for the late king, formally known as Rama IX
, and many Thais are wearing black as a sign of respect.
He was also known as Rama IX
, the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty.
Also known as King Rama IX
of the Chakri dynasty of Thailand, King Bhumibol ascended the throne in 1946 and has since reigned without interruption.
Bhumibol, also known as Rama IX
, is the ninth Chakri king.\"
Uncertainty regarding the political succession of King Rama IX
are also a cause of concern to investors.
The title for the overall longest reigning living monarch is held by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX
) of Thailand, who ascended to the throne on June 9, 1946 and has reigned for nearly 66 years.
Bhumibol is also known as Rama IX
(or simply 'Lek' to his close associates and family).