How did the King of Thailand die?

What has happened to the King of Thailand?

King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has been rushed to an intensive Care Unit at Siriraj Hospital according to reports. The 68-year-old monarch was admitted to ICU a few days ago after suffering from respiratory problems. … His father was beloved in Thailand, and his death led to widespread mourning across the country.

Is the Thai king still alive?

King Bhumibol Adulyadej died in Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand on 13 October 2016, at 15:52 local time, at the age of 88, as announced by the royal palace later that day.

Is it illegal to insult the king of Thailand?

Lèse-majesté (a French term meaning “to do wrong to majesty”) in Thailand is a crime according to Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code. It is illegal to defame, insult, or threaten the king, queen, heir-apparent, heir-presumptive, or regent. Modern Thai lèse-majesté law has been on the statute books since 1908.

Why is Thailand called Rama?

All kings in the current Chakri dynasty of Thailand are often referred to as Rama. The name Rama was adopted from the name of the Hindu God Rama, an avatar of Vishnu. The use of the name “Rama ‘n’th” is in line with Thai practice of giving numbers to the king in the current dynasty.

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