Thai PM releases song for the Thai people
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday released another of his songs called “Diamond Heart”, which encourages “sacrifices for the country, society and Thai fellows”.
It is the junta premier’s fifth composition, the previous ones being “Returning Happiness to Thailand”, “Because you are Thailand”, “Hope and Faith” and “Bridge”, maintaining his average of one every year since 2014.
Prayut is known for his habit of composing songs and poems to cheer up Cabinet members, civil servants and Thais. His literary flights of imagination are relayed to the masses through junta-hosted TV and radio programmes. The PM has been communicating directly with the people through his 30-minute weekly TV broadcast and the Facebook page “Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s working team”.
“Make your hearts like real diamonds and you won’t lose anything. Today we are beside you, obstacles will mean nothing,” read the latest lyrics. “No matter how much thunder strikes, we will be determined to move forward. We only know that our intention is good and never alters,” it goes on. “Through water and fire, we will land on our feet. Only virtue will survive.”
Prayut’s latest release comes at a time when the public are disenchanted by scandals involving the PM’s close aides as well as the possibility of the junta reneging on its promise to hold elections this year.