PUTERA MAHKOTA THAILAND, VAJIRALONGKORN

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Vajiralongkorn lahir di Istana Dusit, Dusit, Bangkok, 28 Juli 1952; umur 64 tahun) adalah putra satu-satunya dari Bhumibol Adulyadej, Raja Thailand, dan Ratu Sirikit. Ia adalah pewaris takhta Kerajaan Thailand.

Pada tahun 1972, saat usianya masih 20 tahun, Raja Bhumibol memberinya gelar Somdech Phra Boroma Orasadhiraj Chao Fah Maha Vajiralongkorn Sayam Makutrajakuman, membuatnya menjadi Putra mahkota Thailand. Selain itu, ia juga bertugas di militer Thailand sebagai pilot helikopter. Ia ikut ambil bagian dalam operasi militer penumpasan Partai Komunis Thailand pada dekade 70-an, dan juga memimpin kontak senjata dalam sengketa perbatasan dengan Kamboja. [Sumber:  Wikipedia].

PUTRA MAHKOTA VAJIRALONGKORN, ANTARA SKANDAL DAN PENERUS TAHTA KERAJAAN THAILAND

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detikNews – Seluruh mata tertuju pada Putra Mahkota Maha Vajiralongkorn  yang akan menggantikan ayahnya, Raja Bhumibol Adulyadej, yang wafat di usia 88 tahun. Sosok Vajiralongkorn sendiri tidak terlalu dikenal rakyat Thailand karena lebih banyak menghabiskan waktu di luar negeri. 

Putra Mahkota berusia 64 tahun ini menjadi ahli waris salah satu kerajaan terkaya di dunia dan dilindungi oleh salah satu undang-undang antipenghasutan kerajaan yang paling keras di dunia. Namun Vajiralongkorn yang bercerai tiga kali ini juga dikenal akan kehidupan pribadinya yang sarat skandal.

Tak seperti sosok ayahnya yang sangat dikagumi, dicintai bahkan dianggap sebagai sosok setengah dewa oleh kebanyakan warga Thailand, Vajiralongkorn cenderung tak populer dan kemampuannya untuk menjaga persatuan di atas perpecahan politik di negara tersebut, masih belum teruji. 

Selama beberapa tahun, seperti dilansir AFP, Kamis (13/10/2016), Vajiralongkorn tak terdengar kabarnya di depan publik. Baru beberapa waktu terakhir, saat kondisi kesehatan Raja Bhumibol memburuk dan Thailand dikuasai junta militer, Vajiralongkorn mulai mengemban banyak tugas kerajaan dan muncul di hadapan publik.

Vajiralongkorn  merupakan anak kedua dan anak laki-laki satu-satunya dari Raja Bhumibol dan Ratu Sirikit (84). Dia lahir pada 28 Juli 1952, dan kini berusia 64 tahun Vajiralongkorn memiliki tiga saudara perempuan, yakni Putri Ubol Ratana, Putri Maha Chakri Sirindhorn dan Putri Chulabhor Walailak.


Vajiralongkorn menyelesaikan pendidikan menengah di Inggris, sebelum mengikuti pelatihan militer di kampus Royal Military Australia dan bergabung dengan militer Thailand. Dia memiliki kegemaran menerbangkan pesawat dan mengenyam pendidikan pilot di Amerika Serikat. Dia pernah menjadi pilot pesawat tempur militer Thailand dan juga menjadi pilot maskapai nasional Thai Airways. 

Tidak banyak informasi yang dilaporkan soal Vajiralongkorn, karena ada kekhawatiran melanggar undang-undang antipenghasutan kerajaan yang keras, yang melarang seluruh pembahasan soal Kerajaan Thailand. Bagi mereka yang dianggap menghina Raja, Ratu maupun anggota keluarga Kerajaan Thailand lainnya, terancam hukuman maksimal 15 tahun penjara. [Sumber: news.detik.com ]

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Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn with his parents [King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit ] in 1999.

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Father and son in full Guards’ uniform in Bangkok.


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Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn as a child.

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Queen Sirikit with her four children.

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The Crown Prince [Maha Vajiralongkorn] and his father [King Bhumibol] shooting guns.

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He wed his first cousin Soamsawali Kitiyakara (left) in January 1977 but nine months after she gave birth to his daughter the prince had a son with actress Yuvadhida Polpraserth.

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He divorced Ms Soamsawali Kitiyakara in 1993. Three years later his relationship broke down with Ms Polpraserth as she fled to the UK in 1996, after a spectacular bust up. In 2001 he wed his third wife Srirasmi Suwadee [pictured with their son Dipangkom Rasmijoti].

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In contrast to his father, who was married once for 66 years until his death, the prince has married three times. Pictured: Prince Maha in Paris with his daughter, Princess Sirivannavari, and third wife Princess Srirasmi in 2007.

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His third wife Srirasmi Suwadee dressed in nothing more than a G-string to celebrate Fufu’s birthday.

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Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, a rumoured notorious womaniser, will be Thailand’s new king after the death of his father, King Bhumibol on Thursday. Pictured: Prince Maha in Germany in May wearing a tank top, and covered in fake tattoos being received by official.

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The prince, a licensed pilot, in the cockpit of a fighter jet with one of his five children.

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The prince in bicycle campaign to mark his father’s 88th birthday.

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Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn arriving at the airport in Thailand to greet foreign monarchs in 2006.

SILAHKAN KLIK WEB DI BAWAH INI :

https://iwandahnial.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/raja-thailand-bhumibol-adulyadej/

BUTTER BELIEVE YOUR EYES

 BATU

(Photograph by Achintya Guchhait)

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May 17, 2016

Your Shot community member Achintya Guchhait captured this photo of brave “travelers and locals taking shelter under a huge rock [that’s been] stuck for ages in Mahabalipuram, India.” The rock, perched in a gravity-defying position on the edge of a hill, is nicknamed Krishna’s Butter Ball. Scientists believe it was likely placed by ancient glacial activity; however, legend has it that Lord Krishna, a fan of butter, dropped it where it sits.

Source : http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/mahabalipuram-rock/

 

AFGHANISTAN

 USA

(Photograph by David Goldman, USA)

June 24, 2011

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Canadian Forces soldier Corporal Ben Vandandaigue plays on a drum kit at Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar, overlooking the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Vandandaigue played the drums in a corner of the base when it wasn’t being used to repair armored vehicles, during his unit’s final week of patrols. Canadian combat operations came to an end in July, as troops withdrew from the southern region of Afghanistan. The base was handed over to American troops.

Source : http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2012/arts-and-entertainment/david-goldman

 

 

DAKAR FASHION WEEK

 DAKAR

(Photograph by Vincent Boisot, France)

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July 9, 2011

A model poses in front of a tailor’s stall in the center of Dakar, Senegal, during the ninth edition of the Dakar Fashion Week. She is wearing a dress by US-based Senegalese designer Yolande Ngom Mancini.

The Fashion Week began in 2003, as a private venture without government support, at the initiative of former model turned designer Adama Paris and has become a leading showcase for design from across the continent.

Source :  http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2012/arts-and-entertainment/vincent-boisot

LIGHT CONVERSATION

 LAMPION

(Photograph by Martin Bagg)

 

Two women in Hoi An, Vietnam, pass the time at a lantern shop. The old waterfront town was an active Southeast Asian trading port dating back to the 15th century and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. “The colored lanterns abound in the Old Quarter,” Your Shot member Martin Bagg writes. “At night they make it a visually stunning place [in which] to walk around.”

Source : http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/hoi-an-lanterns/

 

IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT

 BINTANG

(Photograph by Michael Kovler)

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The skies are in constant movement over the stillness of Dead Vlei in Namibia. Dead Vlei, meaning “dead marsh,” is a clay pan studded with the remnants of trees that died hundreds of years ago. The star trails are a fitting backdrop to a landscape that looks otherworldly even in the light of day.

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Source : http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/deadvlei-star-trails/

A COLORFUL PAST

 CAT DINDING

(Photograph by Aashit Desai)

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Built in the early 20th century by affluent members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Muslim traders, these houses add color and resplendence to a neighborhood in Sidhpur, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Known as havelis, the homes’ architecture reveals baroque, Gothic, British colonial, and art deco influences. Despite the age and condition of many of the buildings, they are treasured for their historical and architectural significance.

 

Souce : http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/dawoodi-bohra-street/