PM gives alms to monks to mark her 45th birthday

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BANGKOK, June 21 – Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra this morning gave alms to nine Buddhist monks to mark her 45th birthday today.

Ms Yingluck, her husband Anusorn Amornchat and her son Supasek Amornchat together gave alms to nine monks at their residence in Soi Yothinpattana 3, Ramintra Navamin to mark her 45th birthday today.

Her son Supasek gave his mother a paper folding piano as a present with his handwriting on it blessing her every happiness and to live forever young for 2,000 years. He also wished Ms Yingluck to work smoothly as head of the government.

Ms Yingluck did not say she wanted anything special but said she was proud that her son gave his present. He is 10 years old.

This was the first time that the media coverage was allowed inside her home since she officially assumed the post of prime minister. Some 100 riot police were deployed to ensure her safety and security in and around her home.