Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith signed on Oct 24 in Bangkok, Thailand, a book of condolences to mourn the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on behalf of the government and people of the Lao PDR.
King Bhumibol, who would have turned 89 on Dec 5 of this year, passed away peacefully at the Chalermphrakiet Building at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok at 3:52 pm on Oct 13.
“All royal family members were in attendance at the time,” said the English daily Bangkok Post.
The ninth King of the Chakri Dynasty ascended to the throne on June 9, 1946 and was the world’s longest-reigning monarch.
Well-wishers in pink and yellow had been flocking to the hospital to pray for him since the Royal Household Bureau of the Kingdom of Thailand announced on Oct 9 that the King’s condition was “unstable”.
“For seven decades, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was Thailand’s guiding light. The monarch, regarded far and wide as the Father of the nation, took the country out of several deadly turns with his wise counsel. His fortitude and devotion to human development were an inspiration to all,” said a mourning message posted by the post.
Source: Vientiane Times