Security stepped up in Bangkok

October 5, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 5 October 2017: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered tighter security measures before and during the Royal Cremation of the revered late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

More than 11 million Thais from around the country have paid their respects in person to  their late King at the Grand Palace over the past year, according to official figures.

The premier had assigned the military, police, the National Security Council and the National Intelligence Agency to prepare the funeral security plan. Read more

Mourners pay respect at Grand Palace

October 31, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 31 October 2016: Thousands of Thais streamed through gates of Bangkok’s Grand Palace at the weekend as the public was granted its first chance to enter the throne hall where the body of Late HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej lies in state.

The Late HM the King, who died 13 October, age 88, was seen as the father of the nation by the people and an anchor of stability in a kingdom often rocked by political turmoil.

His passing has thrust the country into a year of official mourning, with many Thais wearing only black and white since his death and TV channels devoting hours of airtime to footage from his 70-year reign. Read more

Grand Palace cleared of vendors

October 26, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 26 October 2016 (NNT): Street vendors are banned from selling products in areas around the Grand Palace, to reduce traffic congestion, while authorities report they have stepped up security and have added more CCTVs.

Bangkok Deputy Governor, Amnuay Nimmano, disclosed that the Joint Administration Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order has asked street vendors to move away from the immediate vicinity of the Grand Palace.

Municipal authorities will strictly patrol the areas and violators will be immediately prosecuted, he said. Read more