Massive crowds gather in Sanam Luang to sing royal tribute to late HM King Bhumibol

Massive crowds of black-clad Thais converged on Bangkok’s Grand Palace on Saturday to sing the royal anthem in a striking display of devotion to the recently deceased HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The monarch, who died on October 13 following years of poor health, was seen as a moral icon and rare figure of unity in a kingdom dogged by corruption and political turmoil. His death has plunged the nation into grief, with the government declaring a one-year mourning period and urging the public to don black and dial down all festivities for at least 30 days. Crowds have been massing…Read

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