The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Prime Minister addresses the nation

Thursday 13 October 2016, 09:04PM


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha addresses the nation.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha addresses the nation.

The Thai people’s greatest loss came after King Rama VIII passed away on June 9, 1946. The past 70 years of King Rama IX’s reign have proved to be a period of great happiness, hope and benefit thanks to the ascension of King Rama IX who healed the people's despair after the end of World War II, Gen Prayut said.

“His Majesty the King brought people from their hopelessness to their determination, security and courage to cope with obstacles,” the prime minister said.

“The reign was a period of comprehensive national development. His Majesty was the beloved King who was the spiritual centre of all Thai people. It was really a 70-year period of righteous reign for the benefit and happiness of Thai people.”

In recent years, His Majesty the King had fallen ill. Royal doctors had treated the King attentively and during his periods of recovery, His Majesty managed to return to his work for the public interest, the prime minister said.

Finally His Majesty’s illness could not be alleviated and that led to his death, he said.

“October 13 will be in the memory of Thai people forever,” Gen Prayut said. “It was a period of 70 years of limitless public benefit and now it is limitless sorrow for the people.”

He asked people to pray for the peaceful spirit of His Majesty the King in heaven, follow His Majesty’s guidelines and join hands to sustain national prosperity and happiness as His Majesty wished.

Gen Prayut said the succession of the monarch would comply with the constitution, the royal law and royal tradition.

“The government will inform the National Legislative Assembly that His Majesty the King had appointed HRH the Crown Prince in accordance with the royal law on December 28, 1972, and then the National Legislative Assembly will take the relevant action,” he said.

The prime minister asked people to follow only official information from the government and ignore rumours without a source.

C and C Marine

“Please take the opportunity to boost one another’s morale. All of us share the same feelings because we have our common Father of the Nation. Please help protect peace throughout the country and do not let anyone trigger conflicts that would lead to turmoil,” Gen Prayut said.

He also asked people to wear mourning clothes for a year. He said government offices will fly their flags at half-mast and that people should refrain from entertainment activities for 30 days.

“Thai people. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX, has passed away. Long live the new King,” the prime minister said in concluding his speech.

According to Section 23 of the 2007 Constitution, when the throne becomes vacant and the King has already appointed his Heir under the 1924 Palace Law on Succession, the Cabinet shall notify the Parliament president, who will convene members for acknowledgement.

The Parliament president will then invite the Heir to ascend the throne and proclaim him King, according to the provision.

Since there is currently no Senate or House of Representatives, the 250-member National Legislative Assembly will act as Parliament.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej appointed His Royal Highness Prince Vajiralongkorn as the Heir to the Throne on Dec 28, 1972 after which he became His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Although the 2007 Constitution was set aside by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) in May 2014, the 2014 interim charter uses its chapter on the King as a reference.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket environment chief warns of poor hazardous waste disposal habits

Phuket/Thailand cannot manage it's regular waste, let alone identifying, collecting, separating and properly disposing of hazardous wastes. I wou...(Read More)


Phuket Governor says Japanese tourist bitten by barracuda not a shark

Oh brother...more stellar non-professional commentary from Phuket officials. I love the "police-type" hypothesis Mr Thatsaphol came up with....(Read More)


Phuket ‘bite’ frenzy spurs call for more protection against shark fishing

There is no enforcement for the protection of any marine life in Thai waters, it's a free for all unless you're a Korean tourist feeding bread...(Read More)


Phuket ‘bite’ frenzy spurs call for more protection against shark fishing

As a world wide diving scuba diver I can say by own experience that sharks always shy away when you 'meet' them. 'Incidents' with sha...(Read More)


City to reward people who dob in street offenders

It doesn't need to be a 'typical idiot' ( Jor12 words) to want to see police on every street corner. I often see police officers ( always...(Read More)


City to reward people who dob in street offenders

Jor 12, i guess you think lawlessness is a good idea then? Eagle, don't think it doesn't do you any good, you have no idea what i earn! 3 d...(Read More)


Phuket environment chief warns of poor hazardous waste disposal habits

Christy Sweet: You are right. It are all statements and dead end policy announcement, to justify a job, and a photo article in newspaper. Any given...(Read More)


City to reward people who dob in street offenders

malczx7r,as you are so eager to adopt it for Phuket,one might think you need it to increase your income !...(Read More)


Governor bans unsafe tour buses from Phuket, orders speed cameras for Patong Hill safety

Rorii2,I'm not surprised that you failed to understand.It was only an advice!...(Read More)


Governor bans unsafe tour buses from Phuket, orders speed cameras for Patong Hill safety

Eagle, historical facts make predicting the future easier, we all know not all predictions eventuate, but many in Thailand do, I fail to understand yo...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.