Thais Wait to Pay Last Respects to HM
Areas around the Grand Palace remained sober and orderly yesterday as officials continue to provide conveniences to mourners of the late His Majesty the King.
Police Commissioner General Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda led a group of senior police officers to oversee security protection operations around the Grand Place in Bangkok for the general public who came to pay respects to the late King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the first day that they were allowed to enter Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall to pay homage before the royal urn of the late monarch.
He said the situation remained orderly and uneventful, while extra screening measures are in place in preparation to accommodate more people who are expected to come into the area over the coming days. The area around the Grand Place is under the 24-hour surveillance from 3,000 policemen.
All roads around the palace will remain closed today, while traffic information will be evaluated daily with no problems or obstacles as of present. The highway police have also been assigned to work with related agencies to provide conveniences to the general public traveling into Bangkok from other provinces.