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BANGKOK 11 December 2018 03:39

Thanks for the memories - tearful sacked tourism minister goes online after PM boots her out

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Thanks for the memories - tearful sacked tourism minister goes online after PM boots her out



Picture: Sanook


Sacked Tourism and Sports minister Kobkarn Wattanavarangul has gone online with a two page letter after PM Prayut tossed her out in his cabinet reshuffle.


The letter is full of self-praise for the wonderful job she did during her three years at the helm.


Late last week she was in floods of tears when reporters suggested she was history but now the news is confirmed she posted on her official page in a hand written letter with the tagline:


"Su Su Su na kha!" (Fight on! OK!)


In the letter she speaks of her "valuable" 3 years bringing the public, government and private tourism sectors together.


She says how she raised revenue and increased tourists' daily expenditure.


She spoke of how much she had done for sports, medical and wellness and wedding and honeymoon visitors and also mentioned "ASEAN connect" without explaining what that actually meant.


She also said that under her tenure, sports - a great love of the Thais - had been promoted as Thailand became a "sports dream destination" and a "sports hub". She suggested that more Thais were now engaging in sport and a "Sports University" was now in place.


She encouraged those that follow her to keep up the good fight.


Sanook reported that many people went online to give the former CEO of Toshiba her support.


In her farewell letter, Khun Kobkarn did not mention her stated aim to dismantle the sex industry that figured in the news of July 2016 or her oft stated desire to stop accidents on boats.


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has now replaced her with Chulalongkorn University and Harvard educated Weerasak Kowsurat.


Source: Sanook

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-11-27

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