Thailand declares Friday as mourning day for late king

Thailand declares Friday as mourning day for late king

Bangkok, Oct 14 (IANS) A day after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Thai government declared a public holiday on Friday for people in the kingdom to mourn.

The government also asked Thais to stop entertainment activities for a month, Xinhua news agency reported.

The king’s body is set to be moved from Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace on Friday, a complex of temples and pavilions in the heart of Bangkok.

Many people are expected to go to the hospital, the Grand Palace and other places to mourn the late king, who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch with 70 years of rule.

On social media, many Thais changed the colour of their profiles to black and white as a sign of respect for their beloved king.

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