Groups of People Granted Permission to Sponsor Religious Rites as a Tribute to Princess Galyani Vadhana

His Majesty the King has granted permission to groups of people, organizations, and associations to sponsor religious rites as a tribute to Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra.

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Former PM Surayud Chulanont Named Privy Councillor

His Majesty the King has promoted three more prominent figures to the position of privy councillor. They are former prime minister Gen Surayud Chulanont, Mr. Supachai Phu-ngam, and former justice minister Mr. Charnchai Likitjitta. The latest endorsements have been acknowledged by privy council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda. The endorsements are effective immediately.

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Chakri Memorial Day in Commemoration of the Founder of the Royal House of Chakri

April 6 each year marks the anniversary of the Royal House of Chakri, of which the present monarch His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the ninth king. The Royal House of Chakri is a family line that has remained unbroken since 1782, the year of the founding of Bangkok as the capital of Thailand.

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Royal Unit to Treat Haze Victims in the North

HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has assigned a medical unit to treat people made ill by smoke haze from widespread bushfires in Mae Hong Son province, one of the worst hit areas in the North. Dr. Suwat Kittidilokkul said his team would provide treatment in hospitals and medical centres in seven districts of Mae Hong Son. His Majesty the King is concerned about the well-being of people in the haze-hit provinces. The King suggested the Department of Pollution Control set up another air quality monitoring center at Bhubing Palace in Chiang Mai, in addition to the two centers already in existence in the province.

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HM the King Voices Concern about Haze in North

His Majesty the King has voiced concern over the haze situation in the North as the air quality in several northern provinces is poised to reach danger levels. Amnat Decha, caretaker of the Phuping Palace in Chiang Mai province, said His Majesty had instructed that reports on the haze situation in the northernmost provinces be sent to the Royal Household Bureau every day. He added that if the situation does not improve, the King would order artificial rain-making to help relieve air pollution in the haze-hit provinces.

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Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall Hosts Numerous People Paying Their Last Respects to Princess Galyani Vadhana

A great number of people from Bangkok and the provinces still continue to visit Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace compound to pay their last respects to Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra.

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Princess Sirindhorn Wants to Promote Thainess through Thai Pavilions

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn believes the presence of Thai-style pavilions overseas is a great way to promote Thainess and she has instructed the Fine Arts Department to closely take care of this project. The princess recently inaugurated a renovated Thai-style pavilion in Hawaii. Culture Ministry Permanent Secretary Vira Rojpojchanarat said his ministry had launched the plan to construct the Thai-style pavilions overseas because it could promote Thai arts, culture, and architecture while strengthening ties between Thailand and foreign countries. He said the construction of Thai-style pavilions in Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, and the United States are now completed.

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HM the Queen to Stay in Hospital to Ensure Full Recovery

Her Majesty the Queen is recuperating well from the flu but has been advised to stay at Chulalongkorn hospital for two more weeks to recover fully. Hospital director Adisorn Patradul said the Queen's condition has improved substantially and there were no complications. Her Majesty was sleeping longer and sufficient rest is vital to recover from the flu. Many well-wishers continued to turn up at the hospital yesterday to sign get-well messages for the Queen, taking the total signatures to 10,932 since the Queen was admitted to the hospital on Sunday.

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A Commemorative Book in Honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana

The Ministry of Culture has distributed copies of a commemorative book in English, in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, who passed away peacefully on 2 January 2008 at the age of 84.

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Craftsmen Start Work on the Crematorium for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana’s Royal Cremation

A group of craftsmen from the Office of Traditional Arts under the Fine Arts Department has started their operations at the Sanam Luang ceremonial site in Bangkok for the construction of the crematorium for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana’s royal cremation.



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