A police officer tries to stop a group of men dressed in Japanese superhero costume from performing a public relation stunt in front of tanks and soldiers guarding the Royal Plaza on Thursday. Soldiers and tanks become tourist attraction but the military tried not to let the trend go overboard.
Former Foreign Minister Surin Pitsuwan said Thursday he was interested in taking up an "international position" but declined to say what his decision would be if approached to take up the UN top post to replace outgoing Secretary General Kofi Annan.
TENNIS THAI STARS through
Crowd favourites Paradorn Srichaphan and Danai Udomchoke played their way into the second round of the US$550,000 Thailand Open yesterday after comfortable victories over their rivals.