Outspoken Palang Pracharat MP Sira Jenjakha was today summoned for a private meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also the Palang Pracharat party leader, over the former’s gold medallion, featuring Prawit’s image.
Informed sources said that General Prawit was not happy about Sira using his image on the medallion without his prior consent and warned the MP not to do it again.
Earlier this morning, Sira showed the medallion, on a thick gold chain, to reporters, saying he intended to present it to the deputy prime minister to be blessed in a religious ritual.
He admitted that he ordered the medallion, at a cost of 10,000 baht, to wear on his gold necklace, because he has respect for the deputy prime minister and thinks that it will protect him and make him feel secure.
“I have many enemies these days, so I need to have something auspicious on me that will protect me from all the dangers of bad things and bad people,” said Sira.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)