It was the first time Maha Vajiralongkorn had spoken to the foreign press in four decades. The last time he spoke to foreign journalists was in 1979, when he was still a prince and had not ascended the throne.
For several months, Thailand has been facing a massive wave of protests. The dissatisfaction of the population goes to the government, but at the same time the people demand a reform of the monarchy, given that the royal family in Thailand is considered of divine rank.
The king said in a mini-interview with the two television stations that his country is “the realm of compromise”, which would suggest that he could consider a way out of the long political stalemate, writes CNN.