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One year on, King Bhumibol's development legacy to Thailand

From opium eradication to biomedicines, late king was a pioneer in many fields

CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- When Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej died a year ago today, Namo Mancherng, an 89-year-old hill-tribe farmer living in Angkhang along the hilly border with Myanmar, was in despair and did not eat for four days.  

For the next three months, Namo remained in the village temple praying: "If the king comes to life again, please let me be his subject again."

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