News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by PeteC » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:00 pm

The below site is filled with information and historical photos.

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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by Big Boy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:26 pm

A latest update kindly provided by Nereus:

Businesses closing Oct 26 for staff to pay respect to late King

Some businesses have begun to announce closures on Oct 26 to allow their employees to watch the royal cremation of the beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Major Cineplex Group is the latest organisation to announce the closure of operations at all 119 branches nationwide on the date of the cremation so that staff and customers will be able to pay a final tribute to the late King.

The retailer Tesco Lotus also announced earlier that it would close all 1,900 of its locations nationwide from 2pm onwards on Oct 26 so that its 63,000 workers could watch the ceremony. The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre said on its website that it would be closed on Oct 26 for the same reason.

The two companies and the arts centre will reopen as usual on Oct 27.

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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by Big Boy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:14 pm

A few more important updates from our ace reporter, Nereus. I think there could be string of these leading up to the big day.

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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by buksida » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:12 pm

RIDE HIGHWAYS FOR FREE DURING CREMATION
Drive in or around metro Bangkok for free on several major highways during the height of the cremation ceremony later this month.

The interim cabinet approved Tuesday waiving tolls for motorways 7 and 9 from Oct. 24 to 27. On Oct. 26, the day of cremation, no tolls will be collected on the Don Mueang Tollway and Si Rat-Outer Ring Road Expressway.

The Ministry of Transport proposed lifting tolls to accommodate the many mourners expected to converge on the capital to attend the cremation.

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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by Big Boy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:44 pm

English programme of tomorrow's events in Hua Hin:
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Post by Big Boy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:24 pm

Confirmation that there will not be an alcohol ban tomorrow 13th October. However, everybody is asked to be mindful of the day and keep merrymaking to a minimum.
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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:10 pm

Call to ban booze on royal cremation day

An anti-drunk driving group is urging the government to ban sales of alcoholic beverages on Oct 26 in honour of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Jetsada Yamsabai, a core member of the Bangkok-based group, yesterday led a group of 30 victims of drunk-driving incidents to Government House to lodge a petition calling for the ban on alcohol sales on the day of the royal cremation ceremony.

The petition was addressed to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in his capacity as chairman of the national committee on policy governing alcoholic beverages.

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