On October 17th, a news team from MTV3 Finland visited ThaiTV3 to interview Corporate Affairs Manager, Chakrit Direkwattachai, and news anchors about how ThaiTV3 presents news since the passing King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Aino Huilaja, the Finnish reporter on the documentary about the Thai king’s funeral, said she’s impressed with ThaiTVs’s devotion to showing respect to the late monarch. She has not previously experienced mourning in this way and added that Finnish TV only mourns for a day when their presidents pass away.
The Finnish crew saw ThaiTV3 staff and talent making sandalwood flowers, as all kinds of Thai people want to be involved in activities that show the respect for their beloved late king. Aino said that her documentary will be something unique for the Finnish audience. They normally think of Thailand as just a place with beautiful beaches.