Thursday, 17 November 2016

Death of Thailand’s Beloved King – Why Didn't Bahrain and Kuwait Embassies Fly Their National Flags at Half-Staff?

Picture Courtesy of Akh  Abu Arqala  Note the Flag of Greece is at Half-Staff

Powered by more than 2,600 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries, another Suq Al Mal exclusive.  (OK, an overstatement.  AA’s brother is on a strictly business trip to Bangkok).
AA can now report that last week for at least three business days both the Bahrain and Kuwait Embassies in Bangkok have not been flying their national flags at half-staff to participate in official mourning for Thailand’s beloved king. 
A letter to the editor at The Nation indicates that this has been going on for some time and other GCC nations have not lowered their flags.
At least as far as Bahrain an interesting development given the close relations between the two countries and the particular fondness of Bahrain’s Prime Minister for Thailand. 
HRH Shaykh Khalifa personally conveyed the condolences of the government and people of Bahrain on 18 October.  While not the first representative of a foreign nation to pay condolences in person, early enough to show the extent of his feelings
So why didn't Bahrain's Embassy fly its flag at half-staff?

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