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King's funeral set for late October, not December

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha presides over a ceremony to install a metal pillar used in the construction of the royal crematorium of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang last week. APICHART JINAKUL

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The funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be in late October, not late December as earlier announced, according to the government spokesman.

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Funeral of King Bhumibol 'planned for late October'

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The funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be in late October, according to the government spokesman.

A government committee overseeing the funeral arrangements had agreed at a meeting on March 1 that the rites be held by late October, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Wednesday.

He said reports that the funeral would be held in late December were incorrect.

It was reported that Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn suggested the rites be scheduled for Dec 25-29.

The reports quoted the Prime Minister’s Office as saying the princess gave the advice during a meeting of the government panel overseeing the funeral of the late King.

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