Thailand’s secret story: the battle for a $37b royal estate

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Thailand’s secret story: the battle for a $37b royal estate

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:43 pm

This is what its ALL ABOUT<
fuck democracy give me the MONEY<<<<<<< :beer3:

The army has a firm control now, rounding up everyone that has ever dealt with Thaksin and making sure they are moved to inactive posts or worse. He who is in control when the KIng passes will retain control for a while.

He s calling for elections MAYBE in a year
until then we are still under Martial law, curfew at mndnight-4 am
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But the main reason Thailand’s crisis is so poorly understood is that a crucial part of the story is routinely left out. The 86-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej is frail and ailing, and an unacknowledged war over the royal succession is being waged by competing factions of the elite. At stake is control of the vast royal fortune, estimated at more than $37 billion. Whichever side wins the struggle to play kingmaker will potentially be able to dominate Thailand politically and economically for years to come. This is why the conflict is so bitter and vicious.
read the ful story...http://www.afr.com/p/world/thailand_sec ... mLTFPLFQNJ

and the prince has left country.
The Crown Prince of Thailand has escaped the political turmoil in his own country and is staying in a five-star hotel in the Hampshire countryside.

Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and his 30-strong royal entourage have taken over a wing of grade-II listed Tylney Hall in the village of Rotherwick, the Evening Standard reported.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... hotel.html
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Re: Thailand’s secret story: the battle for a $37b royal est

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:46 pm

phuketrichard wrote:He who is in control when the KIng passes will retain control for a while.
This might be a naive question, but when was HRH last sighted?
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Post by phuketrichard » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:31 pm

couple of weeks ago at the Royal Ploughing Ceremony an its amazing but he looks better now than he did a few years ago
sad to say the same cant be said about his wife
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Post by OrangeDragon » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:00 pm

Moved this to the Thailand section since it's about Thailand.
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Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:44 am

phuketrichard wrote:couple of weeks ago at the Royal Ploughing Ceremony an its amazing but he looks better now than he did a few years ago
sad to say the same cant be said about his wife
Definitely him?
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Re: Thailand’s secret story: the battle for a $37b royal est

Post by Milord » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:22 am

Why else?

Just over through Government, blackout the airwaves, Lockup everybody, threaten everybody else, what for, a messily $37B large ones? ;)

OK, could happen.
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Post by sigmoid » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:19 pm

The story seems to be going more mainstream. This article was in yesterday's Washington Post (not to be confused with the Bangkok Post)

Behind Thailand’s coup is a fight over the king and his successor. But it’s hush-hush.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/beh ... story.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Thailand’s secret story: the battle for a $37b royal est

Post by Master Donut Baker » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:26 am

Did the king of Thailand kill his his brother for the throne, yes/no?
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Post by Milord » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:45 am

^Let's just say that the "suicide" seemed very awkward.

Why do you think the Crown Prince is hiding in the UK ?
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Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:34 am

he left the uk for shopping in Japan with his new sweetie
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