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Thais commemorate one month since the passing of their King

One after another,  wearing black clothes, with candles in their hands and tears in their eyes, mourners line up in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok to bring their tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, one month after the Monarch’s death. According to the Thai Police, more than 3 million people visited the palace where the royal coffin is displayed, to offer their respects to the country’s most beloved leader and father figure.

The first month since the passing of the late King was observed across the country in all walks of life. In the capital Bangkok, Thais paused for a minute to remember their King and official ceremonies were held accross the city. At Siriraj Hospital, where King Bhumibol died, a candlelight vigil and a moment of silence were observed, while throughout the country, town halls held Buddhist ceremoniesfor the late king. His Majesty died on October 13th, 88 years of age, after reigning for more than seven decades.

Across the country, people still wear mourning clothes, festivals and celebrations have been toned down and most advertising signs are displaying messages of mourning.

At the moment, the throne is vacant, and Thailand is ruled by regent General Prem Tinsulanonda, the chairman of the Privy Council. Crown Prince Maha Vajralongkorn is expected to assume the royal succession as soon as possible. Soon after his father died, His Highness announced he wishes to take time to share his grief with the Thai people.  According to local media, his ascension to the throne of Thailand is to take place on December 1st.

The new King’s signature is necessary for the new draft constitution to take effect. The Constitution was adopted by national referendum in August and is required to pave the way for elections in 2017.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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