24 October 2017
President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin will pay a visit to Thailand soon. The visit is to attend the Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Thailand is now preparing to bid a grand final farewell for the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej as officials said that an 'uncountable' number of people including architects, artisans, craftsmen and volunteers are working day and night. The royal funeral will take place starting on the 25th of October. A quarter of a million people are expected to attend the cremation, according to the Thai government. King Bhumibol died last October aged 88 and his body was laid in-state in a gold hall at the palace.