PM says Thais have been living with monarchical institution throughout their lives

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Tuesday that the Thai people need not have to prepare themselves for the accession to the throne of the new King because most of them have been living with the monarchical institution throughout their lives.

He noted that the issues regarding dress code and expression of well wishes to the new King were internal affairs and today is just the beginning of the process.

He said that both the cabinet and the National Council of Peace and Order performed an important mission of historical significance by starting the process of inviting the heir to the throne to access to the throne in accordance with the procedure stipulated in the Constitution and the related law 25 years ago.

And this is the first time that the procedure is implemented, said the prime minister.

He disclosed that the cabinet had formally notified the National Legislative Assembly about its decision of the new King and the NLA will eventually formally invite HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become the 10th King of the Chakri dynasty.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)