Yingluck asks protesters to leave her son alone, as Harrow school denies any breach of security
The Sunday Nation
BANGKOK: -- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday asked protesters not to blow whistles in the face of her son as a symbol of protest against her.
She said the protesters should vent out their anger at her, not at her son, Supasek Amornchat.
"He is innocent and he knows nothing about the political conflicts," Yingluck said.
She said her son is still going to school as usual and she believes that he is strong enough.
Earlier, the pro-government Khao Sod daily reported that Yingluck's son encountered a whistle-blowing protest by a parent at his school. But the school denied it.
Harrow International School, where Yingluck's son is studying, issued a statement on its website saying rumours circulating about politically motivated attempted security breaches at the school were not true.
Michael Farley, headmaster of the school, said in the statement that the school had reviewed security and it would ensure that all staff are vigilant, in order to ensure the children's safety.
It said the school would be open on Monday as planned and school managers were monitoring the situation and would advise parents accordingly.
Farley said in the school's statement: "I request that all parents support the school by ensuring that no politics are brought on campus. Our school is a place for children to enjoy learning."
Yingluck asked protesters to spare her son, saying: "I won’t run away. I'm still here. Although I am a woman, I won't run. I dare to face all the incidents.