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Rama V honoured with formal ceremony

PHUKET: Leading local officials and members of the public turned out at a mass ceremony at Phuket Provincial Hall last night (Oct 23) to honour King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) Memorial Day.

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By The Phuket News

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 12:54PM


Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana led Vice Governors Prakob Wongmaneerung, Thanyawat Chanpinit and Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai and other officials attending the ceremony, which began at 6:30pm.

A candle-lighting ceremony at 7:09pm was followed by 57 seconds of silence observed in honour of Rama V.

“Chulalongkorn Day on Oct 23 remains a public holiday for the nation to remember and honour the great achievements of King Chulalongkorn, who passed away on Oct 23, 1910,” Governor Phakaphong said during his public address.

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“King Chulalongkorn achieved many things for the benefit of the Thai people – especially, he abolished slavery and he led our nation to form relations with foreign countries,” he said.

The mass ceremony last night followed Governor Phakaphong leading a formal ceremony in the laying of wreaths and the paying of respects to a statue of the revered King in front of Phuket Provincial Hall at 9:30am yesterday morning.

 

 

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