Royal archives to go online

(Agencies) - Chronicles and pronouncements of His Majesty the King are to go online this year to mark his 80th birthday.

There will be more than 60,000 searchable pages on the 61-year reign, the longest of any living monarch. The archives will be mainly in Thai, but with English in some parts.

The free site will include speeches, photographs and official documents related to the King, Her Majesty the Queen and other royal family members dating back as far as 1934 and including this year, said Rungruang Limchoopatipa, an official of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

The ministry is cooperating with the Office of the Principal Private Secretary to create the digital royal archives.

His Majesty – a musician, artist and sailor – is also a computer buff, having used information technology in his numerous aid projects.

Bangkok Post