Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, left, and Thai Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, right, leave Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation. (Phamorn Manapornchai/Daily News via AP) THAILAND OUT; NO SALES Top Stories Sponsored Stories The heir apparent, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, does not command the same respect and affection as the king.Open discussion of the monarchy is constrained by a strict lese majeste law that makes criticism punishable by up to 15 years in prison.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments Share BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation.All television stations carried the event live, as the 87-year-old monarch emerged in a wheelchair from a Bangkok hospital, where he has taken up residence, and was driven through the capital’s historic district to the Grand Palace.Buddhist monks led prayers as the king watched, before an audience of government and royal officials.