TVRI the host broadcaster of the ABU TV Song Festival 2016 has confirmed that Thailand will not be participating in this Saturday’s event.

Thailand has for a second successive year withdrawn from participating in the ABU TV Song Festival, having previously been confirmed as participating. NBT the national broadcaster of Thailand has decided that they will no longer be participating in the 5th annual ABU TV Song Festival in Bali, Indonesia.

Thailand was due to be represented by the Sincharoen Brothers, the band has not made any statement as to why they will not be participating. It is thought that the decision may be influenced by the death last week of the Thai King, Bhuimbol Adulyadej.

A total of 12 countries will now be participating in the 5th edition of the ABU TV Song Festival this Saturday in Bali, Indonesia.

Source: TVRI