Palace update on the health of King Bhumibol (King Bhumibol Adulyadej) has yesterday’s date. Very strange that they are releasing a day-old health bulletin when his condition is “unstable” and out-of-date information is of little use. What is the status of the king now, and was the release of an outdated report a deliberate effort to conceal the truth or just incompetence?
Either way there has been a source from inside the UN that the Thai King has indeed passed away. The baht and Thai stock market has taken a tumble as of this evening and the military seem to be ramping up security country wide perhaps before announcing it in the morning when they are ready. A very moment for all of Thailand and Thai people everywhere.
The health of Thailand’s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch, has “overall not yet stabilized”, the palace said in a statement on Wednesday.
Earlier, the government, in a clear reference to the king’s health, urged people not to listen to rumors on social media about “situations”, saying they should await official announcements.
The statement from the palace follows one on Sunday in which it said the king was in an unstable condition after receiving haemodialysis treatment, which is used to cleanse the blood of toxins, extra salts and fluids.
“On Oct. 11 his blood pressure lowered and breath quickened,” the palace said, adding that the king’s health has “overall not yet stabilized”.
Several hundred people gathered on Wednesday at Bangkok’s Siriraj hospital, where the king has been for much of the past year, to pray for the widely revered monarch.
During his seven decades on the throne the king, who is seen as a unifying force, has intervened when events threatened to plunge Thailand into crisis.
He has been treated for various ailments over the past year and was last seen in public on Jan. 11, when he spent several hours visiting his palace in the capital, Bangkok.
A Reuters reporter at the hospital said all four of the king’s children, including Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, visited him on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who is also head of the ruling junta, canceled an official engagement in the eastern province of Chonburi on Wednesday morning.
“The prime minister did not undertake his official duties in Chonburi province today in order to prepare for an audience with His Royal Highness the Crown Prince for a routine presentation on the government’s work in progress,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
“The government spokesman has urged for the Thai public to rely on official announcements for an update on situations, rather than uncorroborated information in social media circles,” the ministry said, without referring to the king’s health.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej was loved by all.