Cabinet rejects October 10 as a public holiday

The cabinet turned down a proposal of the Foreign Ministry to declare October 10 a public holiday as it coincides with the last day of the three-day Asia Cooperation Dialogue to be held in Bangkok on October 8-10.

The cabinet reasoned that the proposal is not necessary as the dialogue is to be held during school holidays when traffic is normally not as congested and manageable.

Also, only 15 car processions for government leaders will be required during the period.

Presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers of 33 countries in Asia have been invited to attend the second dialogue in Bangkok to be chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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