0:05 Internacional Thursday, August 1, 2013 0:05 International
Bangkok, Aug 1 (Reuters). - The King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, will leave today Siriraj hospital in Bangkok where he has been admitted since September 2009 after overcoming numerous diseases and will move to the summer palace of the royal family is in the seaside town of Hua Hin.
It is expected that the Monarch, 85, leave the premises at 16.00 local time (9.00 GMT).
It is expected that tens of thousands of people come to the streets and avenues of Hua Hin, about 150 kilometers from Bangkok, to welcome the monarch, who will travel with Queen Sirikit, also admitted to the hospital from July 2012, to reside indefinitely in the palace of Kangwon.
More than 10 miles of streets and hundreds of buildings in the Thai resort town have been decorated with the national flag and the flag of the Thai monarchy, as well as floral offerings to meet the King.
About 500 units of the National Police and security escort during his trip to the Royal couple cutting the streets and highways by transiting.
The King of Thailand, the world's oldest monarch with 65 years on the throne, has lived on a private floor Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, located on the west bank of the Chao Praya river from the September 19, 2009.
Coronado in 1946, the ninth king of the Chakri dynasty is revered by most of the Thais as if it were a divine being almost flattered by the national press.
However, due to political instability in the country traversed, society has opened the debate on the sly on the role of the monarchy and, above all, strict enforcement of "treason".
In recent years, several hundred Thai and some other foreign countries have been formally accused of committing this crime, when in the 1990s just one dozen cases reported as Awareness Group said Article 112, an organization that campaigns against the use of this law.
The law of "lese majeste" provides penalties of up to 15 years in prison for those found guilty of violating it
The poor health of Bhumibol, who appears in public or gives audiences rarely, cause concern and anxiety among the population for the country's future.
The heir to the throne is his only son, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 60, who has not inherited the popularity enjoyed by his father.
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