Today is HM The King Bhumibhol Adulyadej’s birthday. HM The King considered as the father of all Thai people. HM The King always give a speech during his birthday. This year, I think the prince will give the speech on behalf of the king. ทรงพระเจริญ!!
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Police arrested a former executive and a company staff of Securities firms in separate raids for allegedly spreading rumours about the health of the HM the King that triggered a slide in Thailand’s stock market, police said.
Thai stocks .SETI plunged a combined 7.2 percent on Oct. 14-15 as rumours circulated over the health of HM the King.
First arrest was made at Liberty Building on Silom Road where police arrest Katha Pajajirayapong, a staff of KT Seamico Securities.
Police later arrested Theeranun Wipuchanun, a former executive of a Securities company at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Jeeranun just returned from a European trip. She was leaving the departure exit when she was arested.
Both will be charged with violating Article 14 of the 2007 Computer Offence Act covering the posting of false computerised information that causes harm to national security and the general public.
Watched by a large crowd of well-wishers, the monarch, in a bright blue shirt and a pair of dark trousers, travelled in a wheelchair from the Chalerm Phra Kiat building towards a statue of King Rama V, his grandfather, in the nearby Siammintr building, to pay his respects.
His Majesty was marking Piya Maharaj Day, which honours the late king.
The King then paid his respects to Her Royal Highness Princess Sri Nagarindra, the Princess Mother, before her statue at the nearby Centennial Pavilion. A large number of well-wishers, many brimming with tears of joy, hailed “Long Live the King” during his 20-minute stay in the grounds of the hospital compound.
His Majesty smiled at the crowd and paused briefly to chat with some of them along the way. He then returned to the Chalerm Phra Kiat building to continue his treatment.
The Royal Household Bureau issued its 33rd statement on Thursday, saying His Majesty the King’s condition remained good as he had gained strength and could now sleep and eat normally. Medication would be further administered, and, at a later stage, supplementary food would be given to the monarch, said the statement, which the bureau said was the last concerning details of his symptoms and doctors’ treatments.
At the Asean Summit in Hua Hin, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong signed a get-well message at a hotel hosting the event, giving “the highest respects to His Majesty on behalf of the Singapore government and people”, and “wishing him good health and speedy recovery.”
People began converging at Siriraj since early morning, because they had earlier heard that the monarch would show up, coupled with the fact it was a public holiday.
Among those who signed get-well messages were a representative of Prince Albert of Monaco, the newly-appointed Thailand national football team coach Bryan Robson and all members of the national squad, and freshly-crowned Miss Teen Thailand 2009 Stephanie Avanik and two runners-up.
Others who signed get-well messages were 117 novice monks from a temple in Chachoengsao province who were ordained to make merit to His Majesty. Robson said he realised how Thai people revered and respected His Majesty and admired the way they showed their respect for him.
Somthawil Chuang-arun, 78, who came with her daughter and grand-daughter, said it was a blessing for her as it was the first time she had seen His Majesty.
Emotions and “Long Live the King” overwhelm Siriraj Hospital as HM the King makes first public appearance in weeks. HM the King has made his first public appearance since getting admitted at the Siriraj Hospital over a month ago, coming down to the hospital’s ground floor to pay homage to his late mother and King Rama V on the occassion of the Piya Maharaja Day.
It was an emotional scene as many well-wishers wept as His Majesty made his appearance on his electronic wheelchair to place garlands for the portraits of his late mother and King Rama V. A lot of well-wishers were at the hospital today as it is a public holiday.
Tears rolled down their faces as emotional “Long Live the King” were uttered and echoed on the hospital’s ground floor. The monarch looked alert and considerably in satisfactory condition. The appearance followed a tough week for the Thai people as rumours about his health caused panic selling or even speculative selling in the stock market.
The government has urged the public to follow the official announcements which report that the King’s conditions have been improving. An inquiry has been made into the sources of the rumours.