Royal riches

Thailand's monarchy is getting relentlessly richer as ordinary people struggle to survive. Here are the facts about the vast wealth of King Vajiralongkorn.

Thailand’s latest fiscal year began on Friday October 1 with a state budget of 3.13 trillion baht that was approved by parliament at the end of August. Despite the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus that has devastated the crucial tourism and hospitality sectors, as usual the regime allocated an absurdly large chunk of the budget to the monarchy …

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