Thais urged to wear yellow and download speeches app

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged all Thais to wear yellow shirts throughout December in honour of His Majesty the King's 87th birthday.

"On this auspicious occasion, I would like to invite all Thais to wear yellow shirts throughout the entire month of December, to display our loyalty and gratefulness to His Majesty the King," Prayut said in his pre-recorded speech for his weekly TV programme that aired yesterday morning.

Prayut also urged the public to download and share a mobile app that features the King's speeches.

He said the app was developed by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry, the Electronic Government Agency and the Office of His Majesty's Principle Private Secretary.

It was called "Happiness and Contentment as taught by Father's Application".

The app features nine categories of royal speeches - education, fairness, unity, responsibility, the good of the whole, development, sufficiency, virtues and ethics, and happiness and goodwill.

It was made to commemorate His Majesty's birthday on Friday.

"I ask that everybody help circulate this application and make use of it, so that all may adhere to His Majesty's teachings in their lives and bring about sustainable and true happiness," Prayut said.

"I invite all Thai citizens to do good deeds for the Royal Father. Everybody can easily do this."