Friday, January 11, 2008

Foreign countries send condolences

Foreign countries send condolences

Messages of condolences poured in from international leaders over Thailand's great loss of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana.

Foreign Ministry said Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, China's President Hu Jintao, Singapore's President S R Nathan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.

The ministry also received condolences from Bulgaria Embassy in Bangkok.

China's leader Hu described Princess Galyani as old friend of China and had played great roles in strengthening the bilateral relations.

No black T-shirts with HM's logo please

The Office of Prime Minister called on Friday on people not to don black T-shirts with the emblem marking His Majesty's 80th birthday.

"It's inappropriate,'' Jullayuth Hiranyawasit said in response to the immediate availability of black Tshirts bearing the emblem on the market.

He explained that the emblem was an auspicious sign and should not adorn black clothes which were used durฌing mourning.

Black clothes are now hotselling items as Thais are donning the colour to mourn the passing away of HRH Galyani Vadhana. The 84yearold Princess was the elder sister of His Majesty.

Jullayuth also urged manuฌfacturers to stop producing and selling black Tshirts with the auspicious emblem, adding that people going to a funeral should not adorn black attire with a pin featuring the emblem.

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