Apr 26: Thai King makes rare appearance

The Thai King has made his first televised appearance in months. King Bhumibol Adulyadej attended an oath taking ceremony for new judges. The King has been hospitalised since September 2009 with symptoms of lung infections. This is the king's first appearance since the ongoing mass anti-government protests, which began in March. Some opposition leaders requested an audience with him last week to seek a peaceful solution to the deepening crisis, but the meeting did not happen.