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ATS extends its deepest condolences over the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Sunday December 04 , 2016
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A centuries old tradition and a rare opportunity to view:

A portrait of His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej is displayed in front of the symbolic Royal Urn in the Dusit Palace, Bangkok.

 

 

His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej 1927 - 2016

The Anglo-Thai society would like to express its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the Thai people on the passing of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  His Majesty the King, who ruled the Kingdom for 70 years, was a great king, a compassionate leader and very much loved by his people.  The world’s longest reigning monarch, he was a symbol of unity and strength and ruled with wisdom, dedication and dignity. He consistently lived up to his name which meant ’strength of the land’ and he was highly respected around the world.

His Majesty was devoted to improving the living standards of Thai people and travelled extensively throughout the country learning first hand about the country’s problems and conditions.  He promoted the philosophy of sustainable farming and self-sufficiency and initiated and implemented hundreds of development projects, improving the living conditions of his people particularly those in the remote rural areas.

A Book of Condolences has been opened for the public at the Royal Thai Embassy 29-30 Queens Gate from 9.30 am - 16.30 pm every day, including weekends. The Buddhist ritual services will be held at the Bhuddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon at 7:00 pm for a week commencing 14th October.

We mourn along with all Thai people at the passing of His Majesty.  He will be long remembered and deeply missed.

 

   

ATS welcomes new Ambassadors to Britain and Thailand

H.E. Mr Mark Kent took up his post as British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand in August 2012, in succession to Mr. Asif Ahmed. This is Mr. Kent’s first posting to Thailand, but he spent the year prior to his appointment learning the Thai language and is no stranger to SE Asia, having served as British Ambassador to Vietnam from 2007 to 2010. He is accompanied by his wife Martine.

H.E. Mr Pasan Teparak took up his appointment as Thai Ambassador to the Court of St. James in October 2012, in succession to Mr. Kitti Wasinondh.  Khun Pasan  joined the Thai Foreign Service in 1984. He was Consul-General in Dubai from 2006 to 2011 and after a short tour as Minister at the Thai Embassy in Canberra and then Ambassador attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, was appointed to his present post. H.E. Khun Pasan  is accompanied by his wife, Khun Paradee. For more details please go to www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk or  to “Links” on this website.


The Anglo-Thai Society sends its congratulations to both new Ambassadors on their respective appointments and wishes them and their spouses every success.

 

   

Thailand's Paralympians are welcomed to London



ATS Vice Chairman, Dr. Orapin Dawson, represented the Society in welcoming the Thai Paralympians to London recently.  The Thai Embassy hosted a welcome party at the Busara Eat Thai at Westfield , Stratford for the athletes. The ATS congratulates all the athletes on their achievements.

   

Welcome to the Thai Olympic Team!

Thai Olympic team arrives in London

On Wednesday, July 25th, Orapin Dawson, ATS Vice Chair, represented the ATS at a welcome dinner for the Thai Olympic Team who had recently arrived in London.  Also in attendance were H.E. Kitti Wasinondh, the Thai Ambassador and his wife, Khun Nutchnart Wasinodh.  Good luck to all the competitors!

   

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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, 1st November

Talk on 'Contemporary Political Developments in Thailand' This event has been postponed until after the initial period of mourning for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Members will be notified in due course of a new date for the talk.

Friday, 25th November 6:30 pm

ATS Education Awards Presentation at The Oriental Club

 

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