King Rama 9’s Royal Administration

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Akaradej Supakkul
Anake Laothamatas


         The Objectives of the research article were to studying the public administration conducted or initiated by His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, namely His Policy and Approach with a view to elevating His people’s a betterment and standard of living, without power under a absolute monarchy as in the past, but rather as a king under a constitutional monarchy system. His Majesty was the first king of Thailand who had been through the Coronation process under the said system and had not ruled, but reigning with righteousness or Dharma.

          Throughout 70 years, the fact has demonstrated that His Majesty The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s continued reign was crucial to the kingdom. When His Majesty The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended the Throne in B.E. 2489, the country’s population was just 24 millions, GDP per capita was just US$100 per year. His Majesty The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej had helped solved some fundamental problems of the nation, namely land for cultivation (survival) and jobs promoting, under the so-called “Royal Initiative Projects” totally more than 4,000. Now, in B.E. 2562 (2019), there are 67 million population and GDP per capita reaches US$ 6,700. Politically, Thailand has, under His Majesty The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign, experienced 17 constitutions, 27 prime ministers, 13 coup d’tats, 46 cabinets, who taking turn between politicians and generals, while His Majesty The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej had maintained as the continuity of the Land. He had lived through difficulties and happiness with His people, in particular during crises, and led the entire nation to this level because of His 70 years-long “Royal Public Administration.”


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Supakkul, A., & Laothamatas, A. (2019). King Rama 9’s Royal Administration. Academic Journal of Mahamakut Buddhist University Roi Et Campus, 9(1), 218–226. Retrieved from
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