The much revered Thai monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, passed away yesterday afternoon at the age of 88. which is confirmed by
“His Majesty has passed away at Siriraj Hospital peacefully,” the Thai royal palace announced and said that the King passed away at 3.52 pm Bangkok time (4.52 pm Singapore time).
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MFA) has since issued a press release to reflect Singapore’s condolences to the Royal Family, the Government and people of the Kingdom of Thailand over their loss.
The release states that his Majesty King Bhumibol has made great contributions for the enduring friendship between Thailand and Singapore. “His Majesty King Bhumibol will long be remembered and respected both in the Kingdom of Thailand and around the world for his devotion to his people,”
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also posted his condolences on his Facebook page saying that he was saddened to hear the news.
PM Lee said that he met the King for the last time in 2009, during the ASEAN Summin in Hua Hin, Thailand. He said that King Bhumboil was the most gracious host and took a close interest in ASEAN programmes to promote economic growth and development.
“On behalf of Singapore, I offer my deepest condolences to the Royal Family and people of Thailand on their sad loss. May King Bhumibol rest in peace,” he wrote.
Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean also expressed his condolences to Her Majesty and the people of Thailand., saying that His Majesty was a wise man and much loved monarch who did much for the people of Thailand. “He also contributed much to strengthening the good relations between Thailand and Singapore,”.
Relationship between Singapore and Thailand share excellent and multi-faceted bilateral ties, and celebrated the Just last year, Singapore celebrated its 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Thailand. Singapore cooperates closely at regional and international fora and also have extensive technical cooperation, including under the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) and the Singapore-Thailand Third Country Training Programme (TCTP), where both countries jointly provide technical assistance to other developing countries in the region. Singapore also maintains a military base in Thailand for training purposes.