Offbeat The king of Thailand soon sent home? Germany raises the tone

21:20  09 october  2020
21:20  09 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

Sunandha of Thailand († 19): She drowned with her little daughter because she was not allowed to be touched

 Sunandha of Thailand († 19): She drowned with her little daughter because she was not allowed to be touched © Shutterstock Sunandha of Thailand Princess Sunandha Kumariratana († 19) was born in 1860 as the daughter of King Rama IV of Siam († 64), which largely corresponds to the of today's Thailand , was born. The kings of Siam usually had several wives and concubines and therefore dozens of children. In her teens, Sunandha married her half-brother Chulalongkorn († 57), who ascended the throne as King Rama V after the death of his father in 1868.

Le roi de Thaïlande bientôt renvoyé chez lui ? L’Allemagne hausse le ton © PacificPressAgency / Bestimage The king of Thailand sent home soon? Germany Turns Up the Tone Rama X, the King of Thailand, still lives most of his time in Germany. This is starting to annoy the political class, which is studying several options to make him leave.

After being confined to Germany, in a luxury hotel which he partly owns , the King of Thailand has not returned to his country. At least not to live there. He visited his mother for her birthday, and moreover sparked controversy by ignoring health rules. Its presence in Germany has been straining the locals for months . To the point that militant actions were carried out near the hotel to encourage him to leave. The NGO Pixel Helper in particular called him "criminal king" last May.

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But since then, no concrete gesture by the German government has been made to push Rama X out . Perhaps that could change in the days to come. Heiko Maas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, declared on Wednesday (October 7th) that "the policy concerning Thailand must not be carried out from German soil" , according to statements reported by the news agency Reuters . And to add: "If there are guests in our country who conduct their affairs of state from our soil we would always like to act to thwart this."

Germany could stop trade talks with Thailand

As trade negotiations have resumed between Germany and Thailand, after the election of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha last year, German environmentalist MP Frithjof Schmidt asked Heiko Maas if they could stop once again in order to exert pressure on Thailand as long as the current situation hindered the "path to democracy". He replied that it was "an option" but prefers to discuss with the Thai government first. For several weeks, demonstrations have been taking place in Thailand, especially in the streets of Bangkok, to demand the reform of the monarchy.

Two Thai protesters could face life imprisonment for violence against the Queen .
Two activists in Thailand have been arrested on charges of attempting violence against the Queen, which could result in a possible life sentence. © Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images Pro-democracy activist Bunkueanun "Francis" Paothong comforts loved ones before he enters the Dusit police station to answer charges of harming Thailand's Queen Suthida on October 16, 2020. The arrests come after Queen Suthida's motorcade drove past protesters in Bangkok on Wednesday, with video showing the crowd shouting and holding up the defiant three-finger salute inspired by the Hunger Games movie franchise.

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