General Surayud Chulanont. (Source:

Thai King appoints new Privy Council President

 Thailand’s King Rama X has appointed General Surayud Chulanont as acting President of the Privy Council to replace General Prem Tinsulanonda who died aged 98 on May 26. 
Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn – Rama X (Photo: Reuters)

Thailand gears up for coronation of King Rama X

More than 200,000 people are expected to attend ceremonies during the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn – Rama X in May, estimated Thai authorities.