Banks to close on Oct 26, drones banned

A number of agencies and companies made announcements regarding the royal cremation ceremony on Monday.

  • The Bank of Thailand announced Oct 26 as an additional holiday for financial institutions. At least eight banks –TMB Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Kasikornbank, Krungthai Bank, Bank of Ayudhya, Tisco Bank, Land and Houses Bank and UOB — said they would close all branches on that day including those at shopping malls so their employees can attend the ceremony. Internet banking and ATMs function normally.
  • All types of drones are not allowed to be controlled or launched within the 19km radius from Sanam Laung during the royal cremation ceremony during Oct 26-29 for safety reasons, the . Violation will result in a possible destruction of the devices and a jail term not more than one year and/or a fine not more than 40,000 baht. For more information, call CAAT at 02-568-8800.
  • Bangchak Petroleum Plc will cut the prices of all types of fuels by 1.50 baht a litre at all of its branches on Oct 26 to help lower travel costs for people.

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