Fresh concerns over the health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand have been raised after he failed to appear for a scheduled event.
On November 21, King Bhumibol, 86, was due to preside over the confirmation of two ministers appointed by PM Prayuth Chan-ocha.
The monarch has been staying at a hospital in Bangkok following an operation last month.
His health is a sensitive issue in Thailand.
Any discussion about the royal succession is tightly constrained by a stringent lèse-majesté law.
King Bhumibol, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has been on the throne for 67 years.