» 10/13/2017, 09.18
Bangkok, ceremonies and prayers for the first anniversary of King's death
Citizens invited to observe a moment of silence at 13.52, hour of death. The royal cremation will take place on 26 October. The latest preparations for funerals.
03/10/2017 12:06:00 THAILAND
More than 12 million Thais pay tribute to the late king in Bangkok
The country has been in mourning for the past year. King Bhumibol was the longest reigning monarch in the world. About 250,000 people will take part in the funeral. Groups of dissidents could cause disruptions.
Catholics mourn the loss of Princess Galyani Vadhana
The princess was the sister of King Anandhamahidol (Rama VIII) and King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), on the throne since 1946. She played a key role in the country’s development, especially of its remotest areas. Bishops and faithful remember her.
Bangkok, flood emergency: capital’s second airport closed
Authorities have ordered the suspension of flights from Don Meuang; links transferred to Suvarnabhumi international airport, which operates at full capacity. The updated toll speaks of 366 dead since the beginning of July. The capital in danger of collapsing. The government ensures transparency and updated information.
29/11/2016 11:56:00 THAILAND
Bangkok begins process of succession to the throne: Awaiting Prince Vajiralongkorn
26/10/2016 16:15:00 THAILAND – CAMBODIA
Mourning attire following King Bhumibol’s death a great opportunity for Cambodia’s garment industry
As the sovereign’s death boosts demand for black clothing, cotton supplies in Thailand run out, with traders turning to Cambodia to fill the gap. “Before the king died, there was no one who bought black shirts,” Cambodian trader said. Now Thais are buying up everything.
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