In Re­mem­brance of His Majesty King Bhu­mi­bol Adulyadej

Thai-American Business (T-AB) Magazine - - President’s Remarks -

For seven decades, His Majesty King Bhu­mi­bol Adulyadej, the “Fa­ther of Thai­land,” was a source of hope, in­spi­ra­tion and a guid­ing light to the peo­ple of Thai­land. He guided the coun­try with dig­nity, de­vo­tion and vi­sion through­out his 70- year reign. It is un­de­ni­able that he was not only revered by his peo­ple, but he was also highly re­spected in­ter­na­tion­ally. His Majesty also be­came known as the “De­vel­op­ment King” as a re­sult of his ded­i­ca­tion for so much of his reign to im­prov­ing the well- be­ing of his peo­ple through thou­sands of royal pro­jects that de­vel­oped agri­cul­ture and in­fra­struc­ture, pro­vid­ing food and ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties. Thais and for­eign­ers re­sid­ing in Thai­land alike know that His Majesty is an ex­tra­or­di­nary role model for life. His life was one of the great achieve­ments in ev­ery field imag­in­able, from science to agri­cul­ture to sport and mu­sic. The more we have learned about his life, the more we are fas­ci­nated by the won­der­ful legacy he leaves be­hind – a com­pas­sion­ate leader, a sci­en­tist, a sports­man, a com­poser, an artist, a pho­tog­ra­pher, a fam­ily man, a pro­moter of peace and equal­ity, and an un­wa­ver­ing pil­lar of unity and sta­bil­ity for 70 years. For those who have lived in Thai­land long enough have come to un­der­stand the spe­cial place he has in the hearts of the Thai peo­ple, and in­deed many peo­ple around the world who were touched by his work and lead­er­ship. We are deeply touched by his work for and on be­half of the Thai peo­ple, and we also share a deep re­spect and love for His Majesty the King. The world has lost a great leader. On be­half of the Amer­i­can Cham­ber of Com­merce in Thai­land, we ex­tend our heart­felt con­do­lences to the Royal fam­ily, the gov­ern­ment, and all the peo­ple of Thai­land. His Majesty will be long re­mem­bered and greatly missed. Re­spect­fully, Brad Mid­dle­ton

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