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Taksin

 

Born March 1734, in the village of Bantak, in northern Siam; died 1782, in Thonburi. Siamese general; king from 1768.

A member of the estate of the officialdom, which had close ties with commercial circles, Taksin in the early 1760’s was governor of the large province of Kamphaeng Phet. In 1767 he led the liberation struggle against the armies of the Burmese feudal lords, who occupied Siam between 1759 and 1767, and in early 1768 he was crowned king, in Thonburi’s fortress. Taksin restored a centralized Siamese state, which had fallen apart during the war with the Burmese, and reimposed Siamese rule over Cambodia and the Laotian principalities. His attempts, however, to place the Buddhist community under the secular authority and to give state protection to the merchants’ estate were opposed by the big feudal lords and the higher clergy. In 1782, when he introduced a system of tax farming, a revolt broke out in Ayutthaya Province. Taksin was executed on orders from General Chakri, who had seized the Siamese throne.

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Royal Thai Navy participation included various staffs and ships including HTMS Naresuan (FFG 421), HTMS Taksin (FFG 422), HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej (FFG 471), HTMS Rattanakosin (FS 441), HTMS Angthong (LPD 791), HTMS Lat Ya (MHS 633) and HTMS Mattapon (LCU 784).
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The participating ships include the guided missile destroyer Guangzhou, the guided missile frigate Huangshan and the replenishment ship Junshanhu from China; frigates Stalwart (Singapore), Taksin (Thailand), Tran Hung Dao (Vietnam); patrol ship Daruttaqwa (Brunei); and logistics support ship BRP Dagupan City (Philippines).
Somyot, who was the editor of a political magazine, Voice of Taksin, had been jailed in 2013 for 10 years under Thailand's lese-majeste law, but the Supreme Court reduced his sentence in 2017.
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Constitutional monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej swore in the ministers at Taksin Palace in Narathiwat.
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