Thai PM says heir to throne has been chosen

A file picture of Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn during the opening ceremony of the Thai parliament in 2011. - EPA

BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday that an heir to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier in the day, has been designated since 1972 and that the government would inform parliament of the choice.

Prayuth did not identify the heir but it is widely expected to be Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (pic).

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