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Security concerns prompt compulsory ID checks around Grand Palace

Royal Guard at Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall, Grand Palace, Bangkok

Royal Guard at Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall, Grand Palace, Bangkok. Photo: Xiengyod.


MOURNERS WILL have to produce their national identity cards as police have imposed a security ring with checkpoints around the Grand Palace in a bid to curb |pickpockets and prevent homeless people from mingling with crowds to take advantage of free food.

From today, mourners will have to show their national identity cards to police to enter the vicinity, and 27 roads around Sanam Luang will be closed as authorities cope with the enormous influx of mourners.

Full story: The Nation

By Jakrawan Salaytoo