Chalerm denies being inebriated during Malaysia trip
Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung Friday denied he was in an inebriated condition during his three-day visit to Malaysia, after pictures of him were posted on Facebook.
However, he admitted that he and his friends had polished off eight bottles of wine.
Chalerm said he has five friends in Malaysia and Singapore and he calls this group "the five musketeers".
He said this group had even helped him when he was a political refugee, in Denmark. He said he always met his friends at least once a year. However, in the last two years he did not have the opportunity to meet them so when he went to Malaysia his friends picked him up at the airport. After that his friends invited him over, and they drank wine.