PM Prayut urges Thais to be less superstitious


The Prime Minister has urged all Thais to be less superstitious and refer to facts and evidence in making all judgments.

Maj. Gen. Sunsern Kaewkumnerd, spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office, said that Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked the people of Thailand to recognize the importance of factual evidence and put less focus on beliefs and superstitions.

Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha.

The Premier was referring to the police raid of Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno, the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi Province, which has discovered carcasses of tigers and cubs as well as organs and amulets.

Maj. Gen. Sunsern said that such a gruesome discovery was never expected inside any temple and that the public should realize that such suspicious conduct may continue if there isn’t any official and serious investigation into it.

He added that Gen. Prayuth has urged Thais people to look at all facts and evidence to judge anything and never to merely rely on irrational beliefs, which can block their rationale.