วันจันทร์ ที่ 26 เม.ย. 2553
BANGKOK, April 26 (TNA) - Thailand's revered king Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday addressed the nation's newly-appointed judges, telling them to perform their duties with honesty to help bring peace to the nation.
"To perform judges' duty is important for the people. It is very important for you to help uphold justice and national order. If you strictly follow the oath you have taken, that will definitely help restore peace to the nation," His Majesty the King said in his nationally televised address.
"There may be some people in the country who forget to perform their duty. You should set an example by doing your job with honesty and faithfulness," the monarch said.
The 82-year-old monarch did not refer to the protracted political crisis which anti-government Red Shirt protesters intensified their protest since March 3 to force Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve Parliament -- the demand which was rejected by the prime minister.
Tension escalated and erupted into violence on April 10 which has left 26 people dead and more than 800 injured after the Army tried but failed to secure a main rally venue in an historic area of the capital from the protesters.
The world's longest-reigning monarch has been recuperating at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital since September, and has made few public appearances since then. (TNA)