In Thailand English-language News for October 24, 2017, Newsline presenter Surapan Laotharanarit tells us about:
01:00 | King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has instructed the government to allocate additional viewing areas for those attending the royal funeral ceremony later this week. Meanwhile, government spokesperson, Lieutenant General Sansern Kaewkumnerd, said that the government is pleased with the recent full-dress rehearsals of the royal funeral processions.
02:56 | Thais across the country are putting the final floral touches to royal cremation replicas.
05:22 | Deputy commissioner-general of the Royal Thai Police, Police General Weerachai Songmetta, and acting inspector general, Police General Suchart Teerasawat, have told a media conference that the latest reports show no potential security threats to the royal funeral ceremony. None the less the RTP and related agencies were prepared for any contingency. A Peace and Order Command Center has also been established.
06:37 | Deputy director-general of the Department of Medical Services, Dr Narong Aphikulvanich, has told a media conference of the joint operations command for the organisation of the royal cremation ceremony that medical units will be deployed at sandalwood flower-offering stations nationwide on cremation day. Across Bangkok 21 emergency tents will be established around Sanam Luang, with field hospital units also deployed for transferring patients to hospital.
08:27 | Newsline reports on the closure of 41 roads leading to the ceremonial ground at Sanam Luang commencing October 23.
12:34 | Newsline reports on a conference and exhibition honouring the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej by Silpakorn University International College (SUIC) to celebrate its 15th anniversary.
16:43 | Thais in Chiang Rai, Nakhon Sawan, Khon Kaen, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao, Suphan Buri, and Yala province have expressed their gratitude to King Rama V in front of local statues on the occasion of Chulalongkorn Day.
22:28 |Thailand government spokesperson, Lieutenant General Sansern Kaewkumnerd, said yesterday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been contemplating measures to improve the life of Thailand’s rice farmers.
Amongst measures being mooted include: the allocation of farmland to farmers; a more active adoption of organic farming; more careful selection of varieties to focus on those generating high yields; and the adoption of innovations to increase farmers’ bargaining power.
23:46 | According to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) a strong high pressure trough from Vietnam will move into the northern and central part of the country bringing with it isolated thundershowers with gusty winds. The northeast and the north will receive light rain while more rain is expected in the south.
24:33 | The Department of Skills Development (DSD) will host four cooking classes accommodating up to 20 students each as part of the government’s goal of promoting Thailand as the ‘Kitchen of the World’.
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