PM Prayut urges farmers to be strong in new poem

politics July 08, 2017 18:05

By The Nation

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“You are strong, tolerant, and have high integrity worth respecting.” These are the words Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has used to cheer up farmers in the latest poem he has penned.

The poem urged them to not lose their morale or leave their homes. The government has been trying to solve their problems with its Pracha Rat (people’s state) policy and trusted that this was the way to get them out of trouble, the poem says.

The government would hurry to solve these issues as soon as possible, the “Farmers’ Soul Soothing Poem” reads.

PM Prayut penned his previous poem for his Cabinet just last week, aimed at boosting their morale by encouraging them to remain focused and work tirelessly for the people.

The poem urged them not to give up if they encountered struggles along the way when working for the people, and to use their wisdom instead to overcome problems.

“Be focused and correct things, one after another. People’s happiness is in our hands,” read the final lines of his morale-boosting verse.

The poem – titled “Morale for you, the Cabinet” – was the third of three recently written by the PM. He continued writing despite the fact that he had earlier said he would “rather keep his mouth shut” after his previous poems sparked a brief verbal tussle among established poets. The poets were split over the PM’s verse, and some appended new stanzas to his efforts.