February 27, 2006
Council chairman Prem Tinsulanonda has urged people to instil
ethics in youngsters, saying Thailand faces severe moral problems.
he has refused to comment on politics, saying he is neutral.
former prime minister called on all to give importance to moral
development for youths and to fully support moral teachings by
Buddhist monks from Mahamakuta Rajavidyalaya Buddhist University,
as youngsters will play an important role in the future.
society is now faced with ethical problems," he said.
youth development is a duty of not only Mahamakuta Rajavidyalaya
Buddhist University but also all of us in the public and private
sectors. We must pay attention and work together for our country's
Prem said children must be given "moral immunity" against
wrongdoing, be taught to be honest and grateful to the country,
and adhere to the principles of unity and self-sufficient living
in line with His Majesty the King's speech, which was the key
to national development.
Prem was speaking during yesterday's awards ceremony at Wat Bowon
Niwet for outstanding youths taught by monk teachers from the
the ceremony, he declined to comment on politics, saying it would
be a long speech if he spoke. Asked about yesterday's anti-Thaksin
rally and the opposition's reported plan to boycott the coming
general election, Gen Prem replied that he must wait and see the