In Thailand English-language News for October 16, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about:
01:07 | The Thai government has reassured the public of security measures to be deployed during the royal cremation, and brushed off a rumor that a group of ill-intentioned people will cause a public disturbance to disrupt the ceremony.
01:57 | Royal crematorium replicas in all provinces have been completed. In Yala Province the site has been decorated with artificial yellow flowers and lights have been installed.
03:01 | Volunteers nationwide are cleaning areas around royal crematorium replicas and ensuring flower beds are well maintained.
04:15 | The Fine Arts Department (FAD) is to present traditional performances during the royal cremation ceremony at Sanam Luang. The featured performance includes Khon classical dance, music composed by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej by the Thailand National Symphony Orchestra, and a ballet performance. The performances will start on the evening of October 26 after the royal cremation and will continue until the dawn of October 27.
05:21 | Newsline takes you back in time to relive the memories all Thais have of their beloved Monarch. The special report features the timelines of special events and tributes following the death of the late King.
13:17 | An informative report on the royal funeral ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and how the public can participate.
16:00 | Saida Muna Tasneen, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Thailand, discusses the popularity and legacy of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangladesh.
17:07 | The Prime minister says that local and international investors trust the current administration and have confidence in the current political situation also, demonstrated by strong international activity on the Thai stock exchange. The Stock Exchange of Thailand (Set) is now ranked the world’s top ten sustainable market, up from 40 four years ago.
18:30 | Surachai Liengboonlertchai, first vice president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), has said that all draft organic laws will be ready for the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to approve by June next year and that the next Thailand general election will be announced once all organic bills have been promulgated in the Royal Gazette.
20:42 | The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) and other government agencies have commenced distributing assistance to people affected by floods in nine provinces following days of heavy rain .
22:14 | Newsline takes an in depth look at Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s greatest lake and the country’s largest fish resource, generating income for thousands of people living around its edge on floating homes.
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