What other country could boast a monarch with the heart and generosity of King Bumibol, and indeed, the rest of the royal family? Indeed, they represent an overflowing cornucopia of generosity toward the Thai citizens and the Thai nation.

– Extracted from a letter to the editor by Jack Gilead, “His Majesty is richest in generousity”, The Bangkok Post, 31 August 2008. Previous New Mandala coverage of this issue is available here and here.