“Ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra will award 6,000 scholarships in Thailand to celebrate his 60th birthday in what is seen as a direct challenge to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s popularity…”

– Extracted from “Thaksin marks birthday with scholarships”, The Nation, 22 July 2009.

“His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is granting 152 scholarships to secondary students from needy families across the country to mark his 57th birthday…”

– Extracted from “Prince grants 152 bursaries”, Bangkok Post, 27 July 2009.