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Travel advice Thailand adapted for cremation king Bhuminol

Travel advice Thailand adapted for cremation king Bhuminol

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The ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague has the travel advice for Thailand adjusted, in anticipation of the crematieplechtigheden for the last year died king Bhumibol. That are from 25 to 29 October.

“Go and be respectful to the feelings of the Thai population in this period. Avoid critical statements or discussions about the royals. There is in Thailand, a ban on the insulting of the royal family. This is strictly enforced with very heavy penalties,” said the warning to tourists and visitors.

Terms of imprisonment of fifteen years are no exception and the last few years the number of prosecutions increased only, where simply ‘liking’ on Facebook a message that the Thai authorities as offensive, although may be sufficient for a conviction.

Foreign Affairs also says that around the crematieplechtigheden possible additional security measures. “Make sure that you can identify. Keep informed of current developments through the local media. Follow the instructions of the local authorities,” according to the new advice on the website of the Netherlands Worldwide the netherlands Government.

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