His Majesty the King’s Interest in Rice Cultivation and Farmers’ Way of Life

As king of a predominantly agricultural country, His Majesty the King realized that knowledge of agriculture would be of great use. He has made every effort to help develop Thailand’s agriculture, especially rice cultivation, as is evident in many royally initiated projects.

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The Royal Cremation for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana to Take Place in November

The royal cremation for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra will take place in November this year.

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HM the King Sends Condolences to Myanmar 's Leader

His Majesty the King yesterday sent condolences to the leader of Myanmar over the devastation caused there by the tropical cyclone over the weekend. The message was sent to Gen Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council. It said the Queen and the King are deeply saddened by the news that Cyclone Nargis caused heavy loss of lives and severe damage in Myanmar. They extend their heartfelt condolences to the people of Myanmar and their bereaved families for the tragic and devastating losses.

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His Majesty the King and the Traditional Oath of Accession to the Throne

His Majesty the King is now the longest reigning monarch in the world. He is the country’s third constitutional monarch, after King Prajadhipok, Rama VII, and King Ananda Mahidol, Rama VIII.

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The Celebration of His Majesty the King’s Coronation Anniversary

On the fifth of May each year, Thailand celebrates Coronation Day, which marks the coronation anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth monarch of the Royal House of Chakri.

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His Majesty the King Calls for the Revision of Water Resource Management

Concerned about changes in the directions of rainfall, His Majesty the King has called for the revision of water resource management in Thailand.

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Honors His Majesty the King’s Development Work

The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has issued a publication in recognition of His Majesty the King’s rural development activities. His Majesty’s develoment work has contributed greatly to food security and poverty reduction.

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Groups of People Granted Permission to Sponsor Religious Rites as a Tribute to Princess Galyani Vadhana

His Majesty the King has granted permission to groups of people, organizations, and associations to sponsor religious rites as a tribute to Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra.

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Former PM Surayud Chulanont Named Privy Councillor

His Majesty the King has promoted three more prominent figures to the position of privy councillor. They are former prime minister Gen Surayud Chulanont, Mr. Supachai Phu-ngam, and former justice minister Mr. Charnchai Likitjitta. The latest endorsements have been acknowledged by privy council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda. The endorsements are effective immediately.

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Chakri Memorial Day in Commemoration of the Founder of the Royal House of Chakri

April 6 each year marks the anniversary of the Royal House of Chakri, of which the present monarch His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the ninth king. The Royal House of Chakri is a family line that has remained unbroken since 1782, the year of the founding of Bangkok as the capital of Thailand.



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