Prawit birthday prayer: good health, normal country

Breaking News August 11, 2017 15:33

By The Nation

Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan’s wish for his 72nd birthday is to see the country return to normal and move forward. He is also praying for his own health, so that he can walk steadily again.

The deputy prime minister opened an office of the Five Provinces Forest Foundation to receive birthday well wishers who showed up early Friday morning. Before that, he made merit at Sri Maha That Temple in Bang Khen area. Among well wishers was Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who arrived at the foundation’s office around 7.45am.

The premier said he has made a birthday wish for Gen Prawit since 1976, and was happy to see the more elderly leader remain strong as always, despite having recently visited the hospital.

PM Prayut brushed aside the notion that he had a small talk with Gen Prawit about their work for the country and the military reshuffle list on his birthday.

“He will be with me the rest of our lives,” he said.

Gen Prawit, meanwhile, said he wished the country to return to peace and move forward. The junta has been here for three years now and the problem should be somehow solved, he said.

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