Singapore leaders express condolences on the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej

President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan have sent condolence letters to their Thai counterparts over the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan have sent condolence letters to their Thai counterparts over the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan have sent condolence letters to their Thai counterparts over the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

President Tan wrote in his letter to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit: "His Majesty King Bhumibol was truly remarkable and had, throughout his long reign, worked tirelessly for the people of Thailand. The numerous projects launched by His Majesty King Bhumibol brought deep and far-reaching benefits to all corners of the Kingdom."

"History will remember His Majesty King Bhumibol as a great monarch, and a unifying force deeply loved and respected by the Thai people and the rest of the world."

Dr Tan also wrote to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, describing King Bhumibol as "an outstanding King who dedicated his life to improving the welfare of his people and developing the Kingdom of Thailand."

PM Lee, in his letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, wrote: "Throughout his long and benevolent reign, His Majesty King Bhumibol had profound compassion for his people, and ceaselessly dedicated himself to improving their well-being."

 

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PM Lee also commented on the role King Bhumibol played "in fostering the enduring friendship between the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of Singapore".

In his letter to Thailand's foreign minister Don Pramudwinai, Dr Balakrishnan said: "His Majesty King Bhumibol was a great blessing to the people of Thailand... he will always be remembered as a wise and compassionate monarch who devoted his time and energy to the people."