The people of Thailand have been chastised by the Prime Minister over disobeying traffic laws.
In particular he slammed drivers who broke the law during Songkran, the Thai New Year, in which he said “if you want to die break the law”.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha stated that his government is doing everything within its power to prevent carnage on the country’s roads.
He also called for the people to behave respectfully during Songkran as the country was still mourning the passing of the late revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The Prime Minister continued to advice the public saying “Songkran used be a cultural festival to be proud of.” He added “Provocative dancing and pouring water over each other was not in keeping with tradition.”
Further comments were made about water shortages and annoying others during the celebrations.
His rant then featured on the country’s poor driving record especially the death rate on the roads. “People must take responsibility for their own actions when driving” he claimed
He mentioned the wearing of seat belts, overloading of vehicles as laws that are repeatedly flaunted.
He even cited the police claiming “they often let people off with offences instead of prosecuting them.”
To be fair he has some very valid points, typically around the poor driving standards in the Kingdom.
What do you think about the Prime Minister’s tirade about his people?