Events including oath-taking planned to honour monarch
The calendar would have to be adjusted after the new reign commences, officials said, adding that the Royal Household Bureau would take care of the details.
However, holidays linked to the late King Rama IX will remain, although with some name changes, because of His Majesty’s profound influence on Thailand, the PM said.
Officials were discussing the matter and everything was proceeding in steps, so the public should remain calm, Prayut said.
He added that he would wait for an appropriate time after the royal funeral to humbly offer His Majesty the posthumous title of “Bhumibol Maharaj”, or “Bhumibol the Great”.
People should not move too fast on such matters to raise public awareness or collect donations, he said.
Steps such as building a monument or offering a designation to the late monarch would require the Cabinet’s approval and the Royal Household Bureau’s endorsement.
The Cabinet is now working to ensure order in the country Horror Monarch