July 28, 2012 00:00
By The Nation
Okay, we're done praising the daylights out of Nichkhun Horvejkul from the South Korean pop group 2PM now that he's banged up a motorcyclist with his car.
Nichkhun, star of the movie “Seven Something” currently showing in Bangkok, has apologised profusely to everyone across the continent after causing the accident in Seoul earlier this week while intoxicated.
“To the injured person, his family, the people of Korea, my fans, JYPE family and staff, 2PM members, and all the people this situation has affected,” he tweeted. “I have betrayed the ones who have given me their love and support, the love and support I don’t deserve with such behaviour. I feel the need to take some time off to rethink my actions and myself, to make myself a better person and never again repeat the same mistake. I am truly ashamed that I have disappointed so many, and I am deeply sorry.”
Nichkhun does of course deserve credit for manning up to the truth so promptly.
Thais on Twitter say they wish the local politicians would be as quick in accepting responsibility when they do wrong.
Meanwhile, as the singer vanishes, Woody militajinda’s got a timely tape to show us on “Woody Talk” tomorrow night. He interviewed Nichkhun on his recent visit to Thailand and got him to “reveal many things” we didn’t know before. Let’s see what he comes up with.
The big bang
Deputy Prime Minister overseeing police Chalerm Yoobamrung’s son Duang – booted out of the Army seven years ago after a cop got shot but subsequently reinstated – has been made a lieutenant of police.
Prosecutors failed to prove that Duang (or anyone else for that matter) shot that cop in the pub, so he’s entitled to be upwardly mobile. And the head of the Bangkok Police commission says Duang has outstanding shooting skills. “He got 100 out of 100 on the test. Even I only got 80.”
“Oh, what a curse our country has!” MP Chuvit Kamolvisith sighed on Facebook.