วันเสาร์ที่ 11 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2555
Prem, Yingluck attend government function
BANGKOK, Feb 10 - Thailand's Privy Council president and senior statesman Gen Prem Tinsulanonda and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attended a function hosted by the government to express gratitude for all sectors in the ongoing flood relief effort and to revive investor confidence in the Thai economy after last year's flood crisis.
It was the second meeting of Gen Prem and Ms Yingluck after the two met briefly last month at a party to celebrate the 420th anniversary of the establishment of the Thai army.
Their encounter was the highlight of the event.
The Privy Council president and former Thai prime minister between 1980-1988 was heavily criticised by some leaders and supporters of the Red Shirt movement for his alleged role behind the 2006 coup ousting prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, elder brother of Prime Minister Yingluck.
"Rak Mueang Thai, Deon Na Prathet Thai" or "Love Thailand – The Way Forward" event held at Government House Friday evening, was intended to strengthen unity and at the same time, honour all participating sectors in society as well as thanking the staff of the now-closed Flood Relief Operations Command (FROC) for their flood recovery efforts and the rebuilding of confidence in the country.