A YOUNG German man displayed a photo of caretaker Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan with a red cross over it at the central traffic island in Taphong intersection, Mueang district of Rayong province, today (Sept. 1) and upon being questioned said he did so because he felt sorry for the Thai people, TV Channel 7 said.
Identified only as Pumpkin, 35, he had also yesterday displayed the same image at Orchid intersection on Sukhumvit road, Rayong’s Mueang district.
Reporters went to interview him and he told them that he lives in Rayong with his Thai wife and the reason he displayed this photo of Gen. Prawit is because he pitied the Thai people who had to cope with a government that did not help.
He added that most Thais do not dare speak up but with him being a German he wanted to help them and even if he were to be deported he was not afraid.
Pumpkin also revealed that he had displayed the sign for the first time three days ago at the Pet Market, then at Orchid intersection followed by Taphong intersection.
He is coming to display the sign in Bangkok on Saturday September 3.
His wife said her young husband is keen on politics and had attended many gatherings but she did not stop him because it was his right to do so.
She was worried about him being bullied but felt that as his intention was pure nothing bad would happen to him.
Pumpkin with the anti-Prayut photo. The Thai headline says, “I pity Thai people.” Image: TV Channel 7