From Manager, September 8, 2014
Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha: We must join hands to stop corruptions. We must do it fast… and seriously… and must accomplish it.
On the arrow: It sounds trustworthy if he doesn’t speak through this microphone.
[Reference is to the government’s procurement of high technology microphones that cost 145,000 baht each. Initially the government seemed unenthusiastic about investigating the high costs, only pledging to look into the matter after heightened public criticism. The National Anti-Corruption Commission also refused to investigate saying they had received no formal complaint.
This indicated to the public that, despite the government’s words, it continues to be business as usual with friends and allies of the government reaping the spoils of power.]