CHIANG RAI – Commanding General of the 37th Military Circle Maj.Gen.Bancha Duriyaphan in Chiang Rai province has told department stores and important tourist sites to increase security at during a 30-day period of mourning for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Maj.Gen.Bancha Duriyaphan led officers from local army and police units to inspect CentralPlaza Chiang Rai, telling the department store to step up security measures and consider canceling or postponing entertainment activities during this period.
Maj.Gen.Bancha said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had instructed security units to inspect large department stores with a focus on security without affecting the people. Entertainment activities at department stores should not take place during this period, said the commanding general.
Maj.Gen.Bancha and the group of officers also inspected Macro and Big C department stores as well as important tourist sites in the province.
The 37th Military Circle and Wat Rong Khun provide a free medical service for local people and tourists at the temple as a tribute to His Majesty the King. A portrait of the late King has also been placed inside the temple for visitors to pay their respects.