HM the King Confers Prince Mahidol Award to Foreign Doctors

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej confered the Prince Mahidol Award 2007 to three foreign doctors at a ceremony held at Bangkok's Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall this evening. In the field of medicine, Germany's Professor Axel Ullrich has played a leading role in the study of molecular mechanisms of cancer and pioneering the concept of targeted cancer therapy. In the field of public health, Australia's Professor Basil Stuart Hetzel has extensively studied the adverse effects of iodine deficiency on people, particularly in its effects on the development of the brain and Nepal's Dr. Sanduk Ruit introduced and further developed an effective sutureless operation technique that allows rapid operations to be performed on a large number of patients in remote areas.

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Royal Crematorium to Be Equipped with Elevators

The royal crematorium for HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana will be the first of its type to be equipped with elevators. Mr. Arak Sunghitakul, the head of the crematorium's engineering team, said the elevators will blend with the traditional architecture, adding that they will be for the use of Their Majesties the King and the Queen, as well as other royal family members. Deputy Prime Minister Paiboon Wattanasiritham said preparations for the Princess's royal cremation were progressing well and were ready to be handed to the new government.

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Foreign Doctors to Receive Prince Mahidol Award

His Majesty the King will present the Prince Mahidol Award to three physicians from Germany, Australia, and Nepal for their accomplishments in medicine and public health on Wednesday. Germany's Professor Axel Ullrich has played a leading role in the study of molecular mechanisms of cancer and pioneering the concept of targeted cancer therapy. Australia's Professor Basil Stuart Hetzel has extensively studied the adverse effects of iodine deficiency on people, particularly in its effects on the development of the brain. Nepal's Dr. Sanduk Ruit introduced and further developed an effective sutureless operation technique that allows rapid operations to be performed on a large number of patients in remote areas.

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Work on Royal Crematorium Set to Start Next Month

The construction of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana's royal crematorium and surrounding structures will begin next month. Fine Arts Department Director-General Grienggrai Sumpatchalit said officials would start cordoning off the construction site between February 1 and February 15. He believed the construction would be completed by the end of September, or October 10 at the latest. Built with a budget of 176 million baht, the construction will occupy about half of the total area of Sanam Luang. The budget covers repair work for royal chariots that will also be used in the royal cremation.

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Leaflets Prepared for Princess Cremation

Mourners attending the cremation of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana will receive leaflets about the Princess's life and work. Culture Minister Khunying Khaisri Sri-aroon said the Office of His Majesty's Principal Private Secretary would prepare the leaflets, both in Thai and English. However, the cremation date of the Princess has not been announced. Meanwhile, the Royal Household Bureau and the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department selected three aloewood trees from which a royal urn will be made. Today, royal astrologers will bless the three trees at Kui Buri National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The aloewood trees died naturally.

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HM the Queen Orders Shelter and Mats for Princess Mourners

Her Majesty the Queen has instructed officials to set up 10 tents with mats to provide shelter for people waiting to pay their respects to HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana at the Grand Palace's Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall. Her Majesty said she was concerned for the mourners, many of whom had been waiting outside in the hot sun since early morning to pay tribute to the late Princess. She also instructed officials to lay mats on the floor so that people could sit and wait. Meanwhile, PM's Office Minister Khunying Dhipavadee Meksawan said yesterday's Cabinet meeting decided not to rule on extending to 100 days the period for civil servants to wear black and white as part of the mourning for the Princess. Instead they would be encouraged to do so on a voluntary basis.

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Mourning for Late Princess Will Be Extended for State Employees

The government will extend the period requiring state officials and employees to wear black and white clothes in mourning for HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana from 15 days to 100 days. Secretary-General of the Office of Civil Service Commission, Preecha Vajrabhaya, said Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont, who had a meeting with senior officials from ministries yesterday, agreed to end the mourning dress code on April 10, The PM's Office Secretariat will propose the matter to the Cabinet today. Thai citizens in Sydney and New South Wales also expressed sadness upon the Princess's passing and chose to wear black and white attire. The Thai Consulate has set up a memorial for the Princess to enable them to pay their respects and sign their names until January 18.

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A Major Gathering of Athletes with Physical Disabilities for the 4th ASEAN Para Games in Thailand

One of major sport events to be organized in Thailand soon is no doubt the 4th ASEAN Para Games. It will take place in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima from 20 to 26 January 2008.

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Athletes in the 4th ASEAN Para Games to Join the Mourning of the Death of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana

Athletes in the upcoming 4th ASEAN Para Games will join Thai people in mourning the death of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana’s Love and Care for Disabled People

Because she cared about people with disabilities, Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra contributed to charitable causes and lent her royal patronage to several foundations that provided assistance for the disabled.



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