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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has prohibited public offices from removing the pictures or portraits of King Bhumibol Adulyadej until further notice.

All state agencies must not remove pictures featuring the late King and Queen Sirikit and keep them in good condition, said Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, quoted Gen Prayut as saying.

“If they come with text such as ‘Long Live the King’ or the Pali version of it [Teeka Yuko Hotu Maha Racha], it may be changed appropriately. If they are to be replaced or black and white ribbons added to them, it must be done without delay,” he added.

Lt Gen Sansern reaffirmed the government had never ordered the removal of the portraits as shared by some users in social media and said people should refrain from sharing such information without reliable sources.

If they have questions, they may call the 1111 hotline or public offices.

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