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Vajiralongkorn Begins Official Visit to Krabi as New Thai King

BANGKOK – Thailand’s new king Vajiralongkorn began his first official visit on Friday to the popular tourist province of Krabi since his proclamation as the monarch on Dec. 1, following the death of his father Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct. 13.

The agenda of his visit includes the inauguration of the new town hall in Krabi, a city with a population of 53,000, regional authorities said in a statement.

Thousands of people are expected to come from all over the province to witness the royal visit, official sources said.

Krabi Governor Phinit Boonlert asked residents to fly the national flag and put up portraits of Rama X, the name under which Vajiralongkorn is going to rule, in their homes.

“People in Krabi and surrounding provinces are waiting eagerly for His Majesty, the King to arrive,” said Kiratisak Phukaoluan, Krabi town mayor, according to Phuket News. The last time a Thai king visited this province was in 1973.

Vajiralongkorn, 64, will be crowned after the 12-month official mourning period ends in late 2017.

According to the Thai military junta’s schedule, the new Constitution, approved in a referendum in August, will enter into force and general elections will be held during the same period, although official media reports have not ruled out a postponement of the elections until 2018.

 

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