HM the King passes away
His Majesty the King passed away peacefully at 3.52 pm at Siriraj hospital, the Bureau of the Royal Household announced on Thursday night, Thai PBS said.
According to the announcement, HM the King was admitted to Siriraj hospital for medical treatment since October 3, 2014. Doctors had tried their best to treat the King, but his condition did not improve and steadily deteriorated until Thursday October 13 when the King passed away peacefully at Siriraj hospital.
The world’s longest-reigning monarch, HM the King ruled for 70 years. He was 88 and would have turned 89 on December 5 this year.
According to Thai News Agency the government has ordered all government offices, state enterprises and all educational institutions to fly the flag at half-mast for 30 days from tomorrow.
All government officials and state enterprise workers go into mourning for one year from tomorrow. Where the general public is concerned, the government advised them to act as is suitable.