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Royal cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is set on October 26

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Govt not ban entertaining activities on 26 Oct

 

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BANGKOK, 30 June 2017 (NNT) - The government does not discourage entertaining activities during the period when the royal cremation ceremonies take place, except on the Royal Cremation Day on 26 October. 

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Thursday spoke of guidelines for the private sector and the general public during the royal cremation ceremonies. He said he had instructed Television Pool of Thailand to broadcast the ceremonies based on correctness and Thai traditions. 

The deputy PM added that the government does not prohibit entertaining activities in October and they can be organized normally. However, he suggested that organizers of the activities should consider the appropriateness of their activities and respect the ceremonies on 26 October. 

 
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PRD & TV Pool plan coverage of royal funeral

 

BANGKOK, 6th July 2017 (NNT) - The Public Relations Department (PRD) and the The Television Pool of Thailand have held a meeting to prepare for the broadcast coverage of the royal funeral of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Acting Secretary-General of the PRD, Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd chaired a meeting with the PRD and TV Pool to follow up on the progress of the installation of broadcast equipment and media stations around the royal funeral pyre and at nearby Thammasat University.

LT Gen Sansern revealed that officials will conduct two rehearsals to ensure the proper functioning of over 100 cameras, and appropriate coverage of the entire ceremony, while the main auditorium at Thammasat University will serve as a base for foreign and Thai press.

Cameras and sound equipment have been installed in the royal ceremonial pavilion and its four surrounding pavilions, the royal funeral pyre, the narration box, behind Thammasat University, and along the route of the funeral procession.

 
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Construction of royal crematorium progresses by over 56%

  

NAKHON PATHOM, 6 July 2017 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn has reported further progress in the construction of the royal crematorium for His Majesty the late King Rama IX as well as the preparation of decorative features. 

Gen Tanasak paid a visit to the Office of Traditional Arts in Nakhon Pathom province in order to follow up on the progress of artistic works being made for the royal crematorium. The deputy premier was given a tour by Culture Minister Weera Rojpotchanarat and Director-General of the Fine Arts Department Anant Chuchote to inspect the preparation of the fire screens, decorative sculptures, paintings related to royal initiative projects and the royal cannon cart. 

After the visit, Gen Tanasak expressed his satisfaction with all procedures, saying they are being conducted in accordance with the timeframe. At present, he said only touch-ups are left to be done and specialists will need to be deployed for the task. All artistic elements are expected to be finished in late September, in time for the royal cremation ceremony. 

As for Rachentharayan Palaquin, or the Royal Palaquin with Four Poles, progress has reached 80 percent while full completion is expected within this month. Meanwhile, overall progress of the construction of the royal crematorium and accompanying structures is currently at 56.3 percent. 

 
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Preparation for live broadcast of royal cremation ceremony underway

 

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BANGKOK, 13 July 2017 (NNT) - The preparation for the live broadcast of the upcoming royal cremation ceremony of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is underway. 

Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Ormsin Chivapruck and Acting Director-General of the Public Relations Department Lt Gen Sansern Keawkamnerd traveled to Sanam Laung to inspect a broadcasting system set up at the cremation site. 

They were joined by a group of people responsible for the live telecast of the ceremony. A total of 127 cameras and 16 outside broadcast (OB) vehicles will be used during the ceremony. 

Cameras will be set up in 16 locations around Bangkok where people can offer sandalwood flowers as a tribute to His Majesty the late King. 

Everything will be tested in September. 

A live broadcast command center is now being set up at a conference hall in Thammasat University where information related to the event will be provided to members of the press. 

In addition, all TV stations will be required to comply with new broadcasting regulations from October 1st onwards. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to observe the progress on the construction of the royal crematorium and other ongoing projects.

 
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Royal Funeral arrangements

By The Nation

 

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A view of the construction site for the Royal Funeral pyre, centre, for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation ceremony, in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.
 

The royal cremation of King Bhumibol is scheduled for October 26, and the funeral will include five days of rites.

King Bhumibol died at the age of 88 in Siriraj Hospital on October 13, 2016.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30320719

 
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Public can visit Royal Crematorium from November 1 to 30

By The Nation

 

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The public will be allowed to visit the Royal Crematorium and related structures as well as an exhibition about the Royal Cremation, at Bangkok's Sanam Luang from November 1 to 30. 

 

The Royal Cremation of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be held during October 25-29.

 

Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn on Wednesday presided over a meeting of the committee tasked with organising the exhibition after the late monarch's Royal Cremation. 

 

The committee resolved to set up various sub-committees to be in charge of various parts of the exhibition.

 

According to Culture Minister Veera Rojpojanarat, the exhibition held at the Song Tham pavilion would be in two parts; one about the late monarch's life and work and the other about the late monarch's work in foreign countries to boost international ties as well as display honours and awards he received from other countries.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30321271

 
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