Saudi King gives dates to Thai Muslims


NARATHIWAS, 3 July 2014  – The King of Saudi Arabia has recently provided 60 tons of dates to Muslim people in southern Thailand, through His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The royal dates are intended for the Thai Muslim community for consumption at the beginning of the Ramadan month. His Majesty the King has designated the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) and the Satthachon Foundation for Education and Orphans to distribute the dates to the Islamic Committees of the five southern border provinces and Muslim people in the region.

Mr. Jetsada Jitrat, chief officer of Su-ngai Ko-lok District yesterday presented portions of the royal dates to religious and community leaders as well as representatives of various mosques in the district, at their monthly meeting held at the district’s official administrative center.