Prayers for a king

A Thai woman praying for the health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok yesterday. The 87-year-old Thai king, the world's longest-living monarch, is recovering after treatment for water on the brain, or hydrocephalus, and a
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A Thai woman praying for the health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok yesterday. The 87-year-old Thai king, the world's longest-living monarch, is recovering after treatment for water on the brain, or hydrocephalus, and a chest infection, according to the palace. King Bhumibol, who has been in the hospital since May 31, has had frequent bouts of ill health in recent years.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2015, with the headline 'Prayers for a king'. Print Edition | Subscribe