New monarch par­dons pris­on­ers

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Thailand’s new King Maha Va­ji­ra­longkorn has pardoned tens of thou­sands of pris­on­ers, a first act of “mercy” as monarch as he reaches out to his sub­jects fol­low­ing the death of his beloved fa­ther. King Bhu­mi­bol Adulyadej died in Oc­to­ber, leav­ing the na­tion with­out its uni­fy­ing fig­ure. His only son, 64-year-old Va­ji­ra­longkorn, was pro­claimed king in De­cem­ber. Par­dons were an­nual events un­der Bhu­mi­bol.

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