Thai King to officially appear in public on Dec 5

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BANGKOK, Nov 21 – His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will make a public appearance at Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in the Dusit Palace on Dec 5—his 85th birthday.

Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan of the Prime Minister’s Office today described it as a special occasion which will be publicised worldwide.

Tongthong Chandransu, permanent secretary of the PM’s Office, said the organising committee has been well prepared for the extraordinary event.

He referred to a massive turnout in 2006 when hundreds of thousands of people swarmed Rajdamnern Avenue to have a glimpse of Their Majesties the King and Queen appearing with Royal family members.

Dissathorn Vajarodaya, deputy secretary general of the Royal Household Bureau, called on Thai people to wear yellow—the King’s birthday colour—to pay homage to him during the royal appearance.