King orders more space for mourners

King orders more space for mourners

His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha and Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, pays respect to the King Rama V Equestrian Monument to mark Chulalongkorn Memorial Day at the Royal Plaza on Monday. (Photos by Chanat Katanyu)
His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha and Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, pays respect to the King Rama V Equestrian Monument to mark Chulalongkorn Memorial Day at the Royal Plaza on Monday. (Photos by Chanat Katanyu)

His Majesty the King has instructed the government to allocate more areas for people to watch the royal cremation ceremony at Sanam Luang.

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King orders more space for mourners

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His Majesty the King has instructed the government to allocate more areas for people to watch the royal cremation ceremony at Sanam Luang.

According to deputy national police chief Pol Gen Detnarong Suthichanbancha, the King has granted permission for mourners to observe the royal funeral processions from three sides of the Grand Palace.

The mourners can observe the royal funeral processions along Maha Rat Road to Sanam Chai Road, he said. He said the King has also allowed the area north of Sanam Luang and the area outside the royal ceremonial ground to be allocated for mourners.

A total of 9,420 square metres will be added to accommodate 18,800 more people, he said, adding the areas previously allocated can accommodate about 171,000 people.

According to Pol Gen Detnarong, people will be asked to vacate the area by 10pm Tuesday to allow a special security team to carry out an inspection.

The public will be allowed to enter again at 5am on Wednesday, he added.

However, officers will allow those who wish to pay their respects to the picture of the late King beside the Grand Palace wall to do so around the clock, he said.

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Vocabulary

  • accommodate: to prepare what is needed for something - ปรับให้เข้ากับ, เปลี่ยนให้เหมาะกับ, จัดให้เหมาะ
  • accommodate: to provide enough space for something or someone; to be able to deal with a particular amount of something - บรรจุ, จัดที่อยู่ให้
  • allocate (verb): to give out an amount of or share of something - แบ่งส่วน
  • around the clock: throughout the whole day and night; 24 hours - ทั้งวันทั้งคืน
  • ceremony (noun): a formal public event - งานพิธี
  • chief: a person with a high rank or the highest rank in a company or an organisation - หัวหน้า, ผู้นำ
  • cremation: the burning of a dead body - การเผาศพ (งานพระราชทานเพลิงพระศพ)
  • deputy: a person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation - รอง
  • Grand Palace (noun): the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) where important ceremonies are held - พระบรมมหาราชวัง
  • grant: to officially give something - ให้
  • inspection: the act of looking closely at something or someone and to check that everything is as it should be; examination - การตรวจสอบอย่างละเอียด
  • instruct (verb): to tell somebody to do something, especially in a formal or official way - สั่ง
  • mourners (noun): people who are at a funeral or other event in honour of someone who has died, especially relatives or close friends of the dead person - ผู้ไว้ทุกข์,ผู้ไว้อาลัย,ผู้โศกเศร้า
  • observe: to watch or study someone or something with care - สังเกตการณ์
  • pay their respects (verb): to show deep admiration for someone/something - แสดงความเคารพ, ถวายสักการะ
  • permission: allowing someone to do something - การอนุญาต,การอนุมัติ,การยินยอม
  • procession: a line of people or vehicles moving in a slow and formal way as part of an event - ขบวน(ราช) รถในพิธี
  • security: protection; systems providing for safety from attack, harm, or damage - ระบบรักษาความปลอดภัย
  • the public: people in general - ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
  • vacate: to leave a place - ออกจาก, ออกไปจาก, ย้ายออก
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