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ST Now, News As It Happens – Oct 21, 2016


03:34

PM Lee Hsien Loong pays respects to late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok

BANGKOK – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid his respects to Thailand’s late Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok’s Grand Palace on Friday (Oct 21) morning.

PM Lee presented a white wreath at the palace, where the King Bhumibol’s body lies pending the completion of religious rites.
Mr Lee is the first Asean leader to have travelled personally to the Thai capital to pay his respects since the monarch died on Oct 13 at the age of 88.
Malaysian prime minster Najib Razak, Indonesian president Joko Widodo, and Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen are also expected to arrive in the coming days.
PM Lee left the palace on Friday without speaking to the press.

In Bangkok to pay my respects to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. – LHL https://t.co/FYh2qxWpSb pic.twitter.com/2zGyHWL9Pd

mdash; Lee Hsien Loong (@leehsienloong) October 21, 2016


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