From Manager, December 30, 2011
The reporter says: What are you doing, Deputy Prime Minister Tong? [Tong is the nickname of Kittiratt Na Ranong.]
Kittiratt says: I’m preparing a new year’s present for the Bank of Thailand’s president.
On the toilet: Financial Institutions Development Fund
[The joke here is that he is removing the massive debts from the government–symbolized as feces–to hand off to the BOT and allow the government to borrow more to fulfill its populist pledges.]
Thailand Plays Pass The Buck On Bank Bailout Bill – Forbes, January 13, 2012
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…Now Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is trying to pass the buck to the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the commercial banking sector for THB45 billion ($1.4 billion) in annual interest payments…