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Dr Lee Jones, Why Thailand does not have a new king yet


A top royal adviser in Thailand has been named regent following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The Crown Prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, is still expected to become the next king. He has apparently asked for the process of succession to be delayed to give him more time to mourn for his father. Dr Lee Jones explains why this has started speculation about plotting behind the scenes.
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Dr Lee Jones also appeared here on BBC Radio 4’s World at One at around 25:30