Monday, December 22, 2008

Hijacking airports is fun

The Telegraph reports:
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.
Before Kasit got into hijacking airports in a big way, he was Thai Ambassador to the US.
Hat-tip Bangkok Pundit.


  1. I thought I was reading the "NOT the Nation" website.

    The clowns have finally taken over the circus.


  2. are there not in all bigger cities airports as in europe countries? In case one close every few hundret km are big international airports 24/7, no one need to route to the capital city from other country to enter or leave.
    I remeber once in travel advertisment back in 2000 was written Frankfurt direct fly to Puket Island.

  3. Anonymous,

    I'm not quite sure what you are asking, but two major airports in Thailand are both located in Bangkok. The PAD protesters had shut down both of these airports in late November 2008.


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