One year on from King Bhumibol’s death his cremation will take place on Thursday this week; 26th October.
This is the BBC’s video report on the year long construction of the funeral pyre in Bangkok.
Two Thai views on the Royal Cremation New Mandala
Two critical takes after the royal cremation New Mandala
These are some reports from October 2016
Starting with Jonathan Head’s report for BBC World immediately after receiving confirmation of King Bhumibol’s death. The broadcast started just before 6pm in Bangkok.
The futility of Prayuth’s war on truth New Mandala
Thailand’s long succession New Mandala
Henry VIII of Thailand New Mandala
Profile: Thailand’s new King Vajiralongkorn BBCThai (censored in Thailand).
Ritual and the demise of Thai democracy New Mandala
Auf Sandalen zur Krone Thailands Bild newspaper – Germany
Soul of a Nation New Mandala
The Making of a cult of personality Khaosod English
The Darker Side of Thai Royalism The Diplomat
Thailand’s year of living dangerously The Interpreter
Thailand’s New Uncertainty Project Syndicate
A royal mess Economist
Thailand’s law of the mob New Mandala
Thailand’s network military? New Mandala
“Just a formality”: Thailand’s peculiar interregnum New Mandala (do read the comments as well).
BLOGGER CALLS FOR HARASSMENT OF BBC CORRESPONDENT Khaosod English
Guardian of the kingdom New Mandala
In Thailand, royalists’ vision of the late king still reigns Khun Pravit in The Guardian
Managing the death of King Bhumibol New Mandala
ULTRA-ROYALISTS GUILT-SHAME PEOPLE WHO DON’T WEAR MOURNING BLACK Khaosod English
The Future of the Monarchy in Thailand David Streckfuss in The Kyoto Review in 2013 (and now very relevant).
Speaking of the succession New Mandala
Thailand Looks to Likely Future King With Apprehension New York Times
Bhumibol, a King of the People, Leaves Them to the Generals Paul Handley in the New York Times
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, 1927-2016, dies Paul Handley in Asia Sentinel
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, 1927-2016 Financial Times
King Bhumibol Adulyadej obituary The Guardian
KING BHUMIBOL, MONARCH AND FATHER TO MILLIONS, 88 Khaosod English
Bhumibol in Switzerland SwissInfo
Thailand’s revered king dies after 70 years on throne Associated Press