Thailand’s king won’t attend birthday celebrations, poor health

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Thailand is celebrating the 88th birthday for its king with royal celebrations around the country.

CCTV’s Tony Cheng reports.

Thailand\'s king won\'t attend birthday celebrations, poor health

Thailand is celebrating the 88th birthday for its king with royal celebrations around the country. Thailand's King Bhumibol's will be absent from the festivities because he is in poor health, and has been for much of this year. His persistent absence has led to concerns over the transition of power, and the uncertainty it could bring. CCTV's Tony Cheng reports.

Thailand’s King Bhumibol’s will be absent from the festivities because he is in poor health, and has been for much of this year. His persistent absence has led to concerns over the transition of power, and the uncertainty it could bring.