2019 in Thailand

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The year 2019 is the 238th year of the Rattanakosin Kingdom of Thailand. It is the fourth year in the reign of King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X), and is reckoned as year 2562 in the Buddhist Era.

A general election, the first since the ruling military junta took power by coup in 2014, is expected on 24 February.[1] The coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn was scheduled for 4–6 May.[2] He is now the king of Thailand.





  • 11 February - King's sister is disqualified from the election. [3]


  • 30 April - Director named for the Netflix story of the Thai cave rescue [4]


  • 4 May - A new monarch, King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, was crowned. [5]


  • 11 June - Thai women's soccer team play the U.S. team in the World Cup and lost 13-0. Even though it was the biggest loss to date in World Cup history, Thai supporters were still happy to be there and participating in the event. [6]





  1. ^ "Thailand sets Feb 24 election date as govt lifts political campaigning ban". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  2. ^ "Thai king to be crowned in ceremonies May 4-6". Reuters. 2019-01-01. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  3. ^ Reuters (2019-02-11). "Thailand disqualifies king's sister from election running". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  4. ^ Bakare, Lanre (2019-04-30). "Netflix names directors of Thai cave rescue drama". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  5. ^ Beech, Hannah (2019-05-04). "Thailand King, Crowned With Glitter and Gold, Vows to 'Reign With Righteousness'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  6. ^ Beech, Hannah; Jirenuwat, Ryn (2019-06-12). "A 13-0 World Cup Rout? Thailand Is as Proud as Ever". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  7. ^ ลูกศิษย์กราบลา ศ.ดร.ประเสริฐ ณ นคร ราชบัณฑิต ถึงแก่อนิจกรรมด้วยโรคชรา (in Thai)
  8. ^ Prem Tinsulanonda, King’s Advisor and Statesman, Dies at 98