Elderly confidant of late Thai king named as temporary regent



A 96-year-old confidant of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been formally confirmed as the regent to manage the throne in the place of the crown prince and heir apparent, but it wasn’t clear how long the caretaker arrangement would last.
In a speech late on Saturday, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said that Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn invited him and regent Prem Tinsulanonda for an audience to discuss the situation “as his royal highness was deeply concerned for the Thai people during this time of national bereavement”.
Mr Prem heads the Privy Council, a body of advisers to the... read more

 
16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Scotsman
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