PM Samak said via Radio Thailand : I will not resignSeptember 4th, 2008 - 10:33 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Speaking live on Radio Thailand, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej affirmed that he will continue his role as head of state, adding that he needed to stay on to to protect democracy of the country. He said he needed to find ways to defuse political tension now as the whole world is eye-ing on Thailand. Mr Samak said he spoke live via Radio Thailand to ask people to think on behalf of the nation, reminding people who plan to join the protests to think twice. PM Samak insisted that the declaration of the emergency decree was not a wrong idea, adding that supports lenient measures of the military to tackle protesters who seized the Government House. He asked listeners how the protests would end. At the same development, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said that Foreign Minister Tej Bunnag resigned because of pressure from various sides, including his wife. PM Samak said that Mr Tej handed him a letter, explaining that he was pressured by many to resign and that his wife could not tolerate him working with his government.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand