Bangkok - Thais across the
country attended New Year merit makings this morning for tsunami
victims in Thailand's southern coastlines on 26 December.
In Bangkok, the merit making was held
at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground and Buddha Monthon, in which thousands
of government officials and the general public attended.
The event at Sanam Luang was presided
over by Public Health Minister Sudarat Keyuraphan, who led other
government officials and the general public to give alms to 779
Officials and people in other provinces
across the country, particularly those in the six tsunami-affected
areas, including Phuket, Phang-nga, Krabi, Trang, Ranong and Satun,
also held the similar merit making for the tsunami victims and for
all the best of their lives in the New Year. [MCOT]