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Flags at half-mast in Thailand for Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang

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Flags at half-mast in Thailand for Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang

 

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang speaks during an interview at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi in 2016. Photo: AFP / file

 

BANGKOK: Flags at all Thai government buildings, including state agencies and corporations, are to be flown at half-mast in respect of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, who passed away on Friday (Sept 21) at the age of 61.

 

The order, issued by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha through the Secretariat of the Cabinet, is for Thailand to formally recognise the three-day national mourning being observed in Vietnam for President Quang, who passed away at the 108 Military Hospital in Hanoi after a “prolonged and serious illness”.

 

Flags at all government buildings and installations are to be flown at half-mast today through Wednesday (Sept 26)/


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/flags-at-half-mast-in-thailand-for-vietnamese-president-tran-dai-quang-68748.php#T36e0BfMEFI3Z6BL.99 

 
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Someone's forgot to mention that he has been replaced by a woman for the first time in Vietnam's history. Vietnam is ranked 61 out of 193 countries in a survey last year of women's participation in parliament.

By contrast military macho Thailand is ranked #184 out of 193. So much for equal rights for women in Thailand.

http://archive.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

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