Some 400 children from 50 Bangkok communities Thursday asked for the removal of alcohol drinks’ billboards as a gift for National Children’s Day this Saturday.
The group, camping at the City Hall’s Khon Muang Plaza, urged City Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra to strictly reinforce the anti-alcohol measures for a Bangkok safe from drunken persons, free from ads leading kids astray, and with fewer crime-prone locations.
Showing concern over the plentiful booze shops and alcoholic smoothie drinks available all over the city including near schools or temples the young people and accompanying adults held anti-alcohol activities at the plaza. (Nation)
Who are those “kids” ? How old are they ? Who were the “accompanying adults” ? Their parents ?
This kind of public demonstration, of campaign organized with kids, make me puke.
Behind, I see the Hitler Jugend, the children on the Red Square marching in front of Staline, the little girls offering flowers to Kim Jong Il in North Korea etc.
Those thai “adults” should be ashamed to use children as leverage in order to support their hysterical campaign about “social order” and “morality”.
Oh and by the way… here is an excerpt of Abhisit’s speech… for National Children Day. Our dear Prime Minister shows, once again, his vigorous motto for modernism… You remember ? Change Yes We Can(‘t)…
I, hereby, give my motto for the 2010 Children’s Day as “Creativity, Determination for Knowledge with Veneration for Morality” […]
I ask all children and youth to be responsible for what they do, to always yearn for knowledge, to adhere to ethical and moral conducts, to stay positive, and to be creative for our nation. I hope my motto will be an observation and behavioral path for children and youth to achieve the good and positive life.
On this occasion, I would like to extend my best wishes for all Thai children and youth, for their happiness, good health, good mentality and intelligence, the force to conduct themselves in virtue and with conscience for the prosperity and harmony of the nation. (TNA)
“Creativity, Determination for Knowledge with Veneration for Morality” ??? !! Why all the thai politicians are so sick ? So obsessed with “morality” ?