Friday, February 6, 2015

Prayuth's 12 Values

In summer 2014, Thai junta leader and former army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha offered "Twelve Values" for the nation to continue to strive toward. These were introduced to Thai children in a televised broadcast in July and draw from His Majesty the King’s teachings:


1. Loyalty to the Nation, the Religion, and the Monarchy

2. Honesty, sacrifice, endurance, and noble ideology for the greater good

3. Gratitude for parents, guardians, and teachers

4. Diligence in acquiring knowledge, via school studies and other methods

5. Preserving the Thai customs and tradition

6. Morality and good will for others

7. Correct understanding of democracy with the King as Head of State

8. Discipline, respect for law, and obedience to the older citizens

9. Constant consciousness to practice good deeds all the time, as taught by His Majesty the King

10. Practice of Self-SufficientEconomy in accordance with the teaching of His Majesty the King

11. Physical and mental strength. Refusal to surrender to religious sins.

12. Uphold the interest of the nation over oneself.




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