Over at The Nation Thanong Khanthong offers a meditation on life, King Bhumibol and Buddhism that dovetails nicely with yesterday’s effort to question the relationship between politics, royalty and the supernatural. Thanong waxes lyrical in his usual style and concludes with a:

…a vision of the future, when the Thai people become enlightened…and will embrace the golden age of Suvarnabhumi again. Suvarnabhumi: the Golden Land, with fish in the rivers and rice in the fields. That remote notion of utopia then seemed to be not too far away.

Insights from readers who can add to our knowledge of the issues raised by Thanong are very welcome here.