Brendan Giffney writes: Re. "Death of Thai king leaves fraught power vaccuum" (Friday). I think Professor Kingsbury has misread the situation in Thailand. There is no power vacuum in Thai politics at the moment. The military government is firmly in place and the death of Thailand's much beloved king is not going to change that for now. Much of Thailand is too taken up in the grieving process to consider any political action. The future may be different but for now Thailand will move towards to crowning of the new king overseen by the military government.