In Thailand English-language News for October 25, 2017, Newsline presenter Surapan Laotharanarit tells us about:
00:52 | King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has expressed his concern over the well-being of mourners attending the royal cremation ceremony at Sanam Luang. Meanwhile, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the government is working to ensure that the best services possible are provided for the people during the occasion.
02:15 | Forty two countries have confirmed their representatives will attend the royal cremation ceremony in Bangkok, while Royal Thai Embassies and Consulates around the world will time their own ceremonies to coincide with the main event at Sanam Luang. Meanwhile, the government urge mourners to cooperate with authorities and bow before members of the Royal family as they pass..
03:16 | The government has urged the public to plan their journey ahead of travelling to the royal cremation ceremony. A total of 27 Bangkok roads will be closed as of today. Mourners can park at 18 designated areas which can hold about 40,000 vehicles, and use free shuttle buses to travel to Sanam Luang. Those who travel by boat will also be facilitated.
04:52 | The television pool of Thailand has assured it is prepared for the royal cremation ceremony. All 11 outside broadcast trucks have been fitted with fiber optics and have backup satellite transmission for relaying their signals to the broadcasting stations of NBT, Channel 3, and Modernine TV.
06:02 | District Chiefs nationwide have been granted royal flames by district governors as part of the royal cremation ceremony.
08:20 | An Exhibition on the Royal Crematorium architecture, history, and culture has opened at the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC). Newsline takes a closer look at the exhibition with Charinee Atthachinda, a professional architect from the Fine Arts Department.
12:07 | Newsline presents a montage of memories from mourners at Sanam Luang for the royal funeral of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
18:50 | Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister, General Chatchai Sarikulya, has attended a meeting at the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) to follow up on recent flooding, noting that the water levels were currently at similar levels to 2011.
21:42 | Newsline provides a quick update of the weather situation nationwide from the Meteorological Department.
22:30 | Defence ministers from all Asean member states have participated in the 11th Asean Defence Minister Meeting (ADMM) and signed a joint declaration on cooperation to fight against all acts of terror in the region. The recent capture of Malawi in the Philippines by Islamic State (IS) was condemned, but no mention of the ongoing genocide in Myanmar was reported. Additionally, all members confirmed their commitment to the non-binding Declaration of Conduct (DoC) in the South China Sea, and also addressed the need to maintain peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
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