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    Default Thai King Bhumibol's health not stable, palace says

    The news does not look good. I think I heard that the military have moved into the parliament. No doubt there will be a BBC news feed soon enough

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    Yes, not good, just watching Newsasia (0715 Thai time) and they are saying the King is 'not stable'

    Why would the military move in to Parliament just because the King is not well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonerider View Post
    Why would the military move in to Parliament just because the King is not well
    It was a comment from my thai friend. I think I can guess . The King has certainly kept the country together over many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linne View Post
    It was a comment from my thai friend. I think I can guess . The King has certainly kept the country together over many years.
    Are you not sharing your guess? Are they expecting it to kick off should the worst happen to the King?

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    RSS Feed Thai King Bhumibol's health not stable, palace says

    The health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, is "not stable" says the Thai palace, as he receives ongoing treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonerider View Post
    Are you not sharing your guess? Are they expecting it to kick off should the worst happen to the King?
    I think many thais are unhappy about his successor . I would like to think that the transition will be smooth and peaceful .

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    It's surely only a matter of time now. How do folk think the tourist industry will be affected in the period of mourning for the King ? Will all bars / places of entertainment / tourist sites close for an extended period ? Anyone have any thoughts on this ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Keith- View Post
    It's surely only a matter of time now. How do folk think the tourist industry will be affected in the period of mourning for the King ? Will all bars / places of entertainment / tourist sites close for an extended period ? Anyone have any thoughts on this ?
    I have been refused beer in restaurants on his birthday in years gone by .

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    The King and Queen's birthdays were official dry days up until around 8 years ago. The King himself squashed those laws, declaring publicly that he wanted the people to enjoy themselves on his and her birthday.

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    The dry days they impose on the country during Buddhist holidays and the like probably have just as many alcohol related incidents than other holidays. To force adults not to drink is one thing but to expect a culture of rule bending to go along with it is quite the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Keith- View Post
    It's surely only a matter of time now. How do folk think the tourist industry will be affected in the period of mourning for the King ? Will all bars / places of entertainment / tourist sites close for an extended period ? Anyone have any thoughts on this ?
    How long is an extended period? I've heard guesses range from a month to a year but no one will know until it happens.

    My guess would be a three month ban on alcohol and bar and entertainment closures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot View Post
    My guess would be a three month ban on alcohol and bar and entertainment closures.
    Well, that would kill the tourist industry.

    I just hope they finally allow him to pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot View Post
    My guess would be a three month ban on alcohol and bar and entertainment closures.
    Then from a purely personal point of view and being completely selfish, I hope he keeps going until at least the New Year (and a lot longer of course).
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    RSS Feed Health of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej 'not yet stabilised'

    The health of Thailand's 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, has "not yet stabilised", the palace says.

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    I'm sure there will be an announcement soon. Everyone who needs to be in Bkk now is.
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    Why do you think it would kill it? doesn't everyone go to Thailand for the temples and beaches? they'll still be open.

    Personally I wouldn't mind as I'm not much of a drinker and would be happy by the pool or on the beach (if I could find one with umbrellas)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot View Post
    Personally I wouldn't mind as I'm not much of a drinker and would be happy by the pool or on the beach (if I could find one with umbrellas)
    ditto

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    I have just been told by my gf that the King has passed away! Cant see anything in the news yet to confirm this.
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    Confirmed by the BBC:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37643326

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