PM appreciates fortune-teller’s warning before joining ASEMOctober 24th, 2008 - 9:27 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Somchai Wongsawat urges all Thai citizens to compromise and be patient while thanking a fortune-teller for his recent forecast.
Today’s morning (October 23rd), Mr.Somchai, as prime minister and representative of Thailand, has traveled to Beijing, China, on Flight TG614 for his attendance at the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). During his brief interview before departing, he shows his appreciation in regards to the recent warning from a fortune-teller, which has been forecasted that, if the premier leaves Thailand at this time, he will not be able to return to the country. However, he explains that he has to prioritize his duties and to remain rational since his heed to such prediction would largely affect the country.
On the other hand, Mr.Somchai states that he has not been acknowledged of any details concerning Former Deputy Police Chief Salang Bunnag’s plan to surround the Government House and to pressure the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) to abandon the site. Personally, he renounces any further violence and points out that negotiation is always an option since our nation has suffered enough.
Mr.Somchai will station in Beijing until October 25th, when he is set to fly back to Chiang Mai at 9:45 pm. He will preside over the opening ceremony of the Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium later on.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand