Before Kasit got into hijacking airports in a big way, he was Thai Ambassador to the US.Thailand's new foreign minister has described last month's hijacking of Bangkok's main international airport as "a lot of fun."
Kasit Piromya, 64, will be sworn in on Monday as Thailand's new foreign minister. His job of rebuilding Thailand's battered international image will not be helped by the fact that he was a prominent supporter of the protests, and still is.More than 350, 000 travellers were stranded three weeks ago when a few thousand demonstrators from the ultraroyalist People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) stormed the airport. Investor confidence has been badly shaken and analysts say that lost tourism business could cost 1 million jobs.But Mr Kasit told an audience of astonished diplomats and foreign journalists on Friday that the protests were "a lot of fun"."The food was excellent, the music was excellent," he explained.
Hat-tip Bangkok Pundit.