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  1. A picture is starting to form itself.
  2. Thank you, somtamguy.
  3. Correction: not persons unknown, but a person by the name of Phraya Phahol Phonphayuhasena – perpetrator of the first coup d'état in Thailand – put the original plaque there in 1936. As he did so during the the time he was Prime Minister, is was perhaps not an act of vandalism. Source: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979231-missing-historical-plaque-is-not-an-antique-says-fine-arts-department/
  4. The 1932 Revolution memorial plaque seems to be the third in a series of landmarks associated with 1932 that have so far been destroyed in recent years. The other two were the Supreme Court building in Bangkok in 2013 and the Constitution Monument in Buriram in 2014. What will be next? The Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Avenue? Source: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/04/15/1932-revolution-plaque-important/
  5. As it has turned out, the replacement of the 1932 Revolution memorial plaque is raking up old history, bringing an event of 85 years ago back into the minds of people who blissfully went about their daily lives without thinking of it. Was this intentional on the part of whoever is behind this replacement?
  6. Who laid the original plaque? The People Party. It was an act of vandalism. Who replaced the original plaque with a new one? Persons unknown. It was an act of vandalism. Is this how the new history books will portray it? Two acts of vandalism, 65 years apart, committed by unknown people.
  7. The news about the replacement of a plaque in Bangkok say that part of the text on the plaque shown below mentions "Long live Siam forever! Happy, fresh-faced citizens build up the power of the land". What Thai words, I wonder, have been translated as "fresh-faced"? According to the news article these words are part of the bold text in the centre of the plaque.
  8. Stubbornly, I continued my search for the date when the original plaque was installed, saw how the news of its mysterious disappearance went around the world, and finally found that the plaque was originally put in place in 1936: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/04/15/1932-revolution-plaque-important/ Thank you, Khaosod English.
  9. When was the original plaque installed? I hoped to find the answer on the world-wide web and the page Memorial Plaque set into the Royal Plaza commemorating the 24th June, 1932 Revolution. Bangkok. July 2009 looked promising, but the information is not there. Also the article JUNTA WARNS AGAINST COMMEMORATING BIRTH OF THAI DEMOCRACY published in June 2015 did not help.
  10. Google Images helped me find the two plaques in this news article: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/2017/04/14/1932-revolution-plaque-removed/ Original plaque: Replacement plaque 2017:
  11. What was the text on the original plaque? What is the text on the replacement plaque?
  12. The news video is back. Nice.
  13. Thank you, Regyai, for the link to the video.
  14. Has anybody got a link to the video that is being talked about?