4 Jul 2014
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has spent 12.5 million baht (about 386,000 US dollars) on free screenings of the patriotic movie ‘Legend of King Naresuan 5’ as part of the “Resurgent Happiness” campaign of the junta. The free screenings for about 250,000 BMA employees and students of BMA schools, will be held during two weeks from 8 July.
12 Jun 2014
A Thai military junta spokesman said on Thursday that the free screening of the patriotic historical movie King Naresuan 5 should not be called populism and that the free seats are from the “kindness” of the private sector. Col Winthai Suvaree, spokesman of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), said calling this campaign “populism” is not fair to the military and the private sector who showed their “