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Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Bhumibol Adulyadej
King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2010
King of Thailand
Reign 9 June 1946 – present
Signature
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Bhumibol Adulyadej (RTGS: Phumiphon Adunyadet; Template:Lang-th, Template:IPA-th; see full title below; born 5 December 1927) is the current Monarch of Thailand. He is known as Rama IX. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he is the world's longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history.[1]

Scouting

Bhumibol, who serves as head of The National Scout Organization of Thailand, was presented the Bronze Wolf award on 20 June 2006, the highest award of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, for his support and development of Scouting in Thailand by Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden and Honorary President of the World Scout Foundation. The presentation took place at Chitralada Palace in Thailand and was witnessed by Chairman of the World Scout Committee Herman Hui.

References

  1. "A Royal Occasion speeches". Journal. Worldhop. 1996. Archived from the original on 12 May 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060512194220/http://www.worldhop.com/Journals/J5/ROYAL.HTM. Retrieved 5 July 2006.