THAILAND (The Nation): Government spokesperson Jakrapob Penkhae has declared a three-day mourning period from today until Thursday, for the victims of the tidal waves that have killed an estimated 2,000 people in southern coastal regions.
He added that religious ceremonies will be held throughout the country for the victims on Thursday, starting at 7 pm.
Besides flying the Thai flag at half-staff, government offices have canceled all New Year celebrations and activities, and Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will not be attending any New Year countdown or celebrations, K. Jakrapob said.
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