Thursday, June 8, 2017

TAT TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND HOSTED A LAVISH BUKA PUASA FOR FRIENDS OF THAILAND AT SALOMA COMPLEX IN JALAN AMPANG ON 6 JUNE 2017 IN HONOUR OF THE HOLY FASTING MONTH OF RAMADAN

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VIPS INCLUDED HIS EXCELLENCY MR DAMRONG KRAIKRUAN THE THAILAND AMBASSADOR, AHMAN MAD-ADAM THE DIRECTOR OF TOURISM AUTHORITY THAILAND (TAT) FOR MALAYSIA AND BRUNEI, NIVAT CHANTARACHOTI OF THAI AIRWAYS, CAPTAIN KRASAIR MENGUMPAN OF ROYAL THAI NAVY AND GROUP CAPTAIN SOMPORN ROMPAYOM OF ROYAL THAI AIRFORCE
  HOST OF THE EVENING AHMAN MAD-ADAM
THE THAI AMBASSADOR HIS EXCELLENCY DAMRONG KRAIKRIAN WITH MR TENGMO WHICH MEANS 'WATER MELON' IN THAI!

Welcome speech by H.E. Damrong Kraikruan,
Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia
at the Breaking of Fast Organized by TAT KL
Saloma Restaurant, MATIC KL, 6 June 2017

Mr. Ahman Mad-adam,
    Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand for Malaysia and Brunei,
Malaysian travel agents,
Members of the Press,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Selamat Petang,
Ramadan kareem to you all,

First of all, many thanks to you all for joining us today. It gives me great pleasure to be here this evening with our good friends at the breaking of fast dinner organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in this sacred month.

Ramadan is indeed a time when Muslims reaffirm themselves to their faith, following days of discipline with nights of gratitude for the gifts that God has bestowed. It’s also a time when people make special efforts to come together, with Iftar dinner like this being organized in mosques and restaurants all over the world. 

Most importantly, it’s a time of spiritual renewal and a reminder of one’s duties to fellow human beings, to serve one another and assist the less fortunate. I have always been impressed by how Muslims, while observing their fast, strive to help others whether by donating their hard-earned income or by organizing soup kitchens to feed the homeless in the streets, regardless of their faiths. 

All these acts are what Islam is all about, that is, making this world a peaceful and better place. So, I have always been truly honoured to be invited to be part of this important Islamic event.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Just like Malaysia, Thailand is a largely multi-cultural society, and Islam has been part of this multi-cultural society since arguable the 13th Century. Despite the general belief that Muslims tend to concentrate in the southern border provinces, Thai Muslims in fact are dispersed all over the Kingdom. You can find hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Bangkok, many large Muslim communities our World Heritage City of Ayutthaya, resort towns of Phuket and Krabi, or even further north in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. 

With an exception of a few provinces, there are also sizable Muslim communities all over the northeastern region of Thailand. These Muslim communities live together, work together, and enjoying their lives together peacefully with the Buddhists, the Christians, the Hindus, and the Sikhs in Thailand.


Although these people differ from the majority of Thais in their faiths, they were not seen as different whether according to the Government, the fellow Thais, or even according to themselves. We have always been proud of the fact that even though the Thais are not singing in a unison, we are signing in harmony.

As neighbours, I would like to give my reassurances that Thailand is always welcoming the Malaysians of all cultures and faiths who wish to experience for themselves this harmony in diversity. You will easily find that in many Buddhist-majority towns, there are mosques and halal food that will allow you to perform your obligations simply normally, just like in Malaysia.

Should you wish to visit during this Holy Month, please be assured that no fewer than 5 million Thais will be breaking fast together with you. And should you wish to visit during or after Raya, these 5 million Thais will be celebrating with you. 

And whether you choose to be fasting or celebrating, all the Thais will be enjoying the shopping galore with you in our campaign “Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017” which runs until the end of next month.

So, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The day is long, so I will end my remarks here before I lose your all attention. May I please take this opportunity to wish you all blessed with good health that will allow you to perform your duty fully during this Holy Month.

Selamat Berbuka Puasa to you all.

Thank you.


 DATO TENGMO WITH HANI AHMAN MAD-ADAM
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE WITH MADAM HANI, WIFE OF TAT DIRECTOR AHMAN MAD-ADAM
 DELICIOUS PAIR
 LOVELY HANI WITH WATERMELON MAN
 EVEN HIS NECKLACE HAS WATER MELON SLICES! ALL FROM THAILAND
 THE THAI AMBASSADOR WITH GUESTS

 AHMAN AMD-ADAM THE DIRECTOR OF TAT AND HOST OF THE EVENING JOINS IN

 THE THAI AMBASSADOR HIS EXCELLENCY DAMRONG KRAIKRUAN WITH DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 NOTE THE WATER MELON BAG. EVERYTHING ON DATO KEE HUA CHEE'S BODY WAS PURCHASED IN BANGKOK, THE BEST SHOPPING HAVEN IN ENTIRE UNIVERSE DUE TO THE BEST PRICES!
 SOMBOON AND JACKSON LURKING QUIETLY IN A CORNER
 RICHARD LIM
 VIPS
 WELCOME ADDRESS BY SOMBOON OF TAT
 SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY MR DAMRONG KRAIKRUAN THE AMBASSADOR OF THAILAND TO MALAYSIA


 SPEECH BY TAT DIRECTOR AHMAN MAD-ADAM THE HOST OF THE BUKA PUASA AT SALOMA




  



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