Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has sent the following birthday message to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
I have much pleasure sending Your Majesty my warmest congratulations on the occasion of your 86th Birthday. I have been very pleased to see relations between our two countries and our people grow even stronger over the past year. I send you my very best wishes for continued happiness and prosperity.
Q Good evening. This question goes to both of you, Mr. President and Mrs. Prime Minister. You both talked about democracy in Thailand, but my question is this: Are you both satisfied with how democracies -- I mean, this restoration of democracy right now in Thailand? Im talking about the situation that those who are responsible for 2010 crackdown is still not pursued by laws, and usually you have these laws that criminalize any criticism against the King very harshly, including an American citizen -- Joe Gordon. You have many political prisoners and recorded human rights abuse. I mean, in your opinion, I mean, how could you call this situation satisfying? And, Mr. President, which Thai cuisine dish is your favorite again? Could you be more specific? (Laughter.) Thank you, sir.