The Shogun demonstrates how a fit manager can inspire laborers to work harder. “Managers and Government Official need to be strong enough to give the lower orders the motivation they require”, said Government Spokesman Mr Por Kee Pye.
He continued, “many Government Officials have become so fat and lazy that they can hardly lift a bag full of bribery money. Thankfully, our leader has shown that he has what it takes to keep workers on the job. These airy-fairy motivational schemes such as minimum wage, training programs, or rice pledging, just do not work. As that dynamic British Prime Minister, John Major, once said, we need to get back to basics. A good kicking never hurt anybody.” Mr Pye concluded.
The other story from Khaosod (22 Nov)
BANGKOK — Concerned about the health of his government officials, junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday ordered public servants to exercise every week.
Coming on the heels of an international fitness conference held in Bangkok, a government spokesman said Prayuth ordered government officials exercise every Wednesday in response to reports Thais were becoming more sedentary.
Therefore from 3pm to 4:30pm every Wednesday starting Nov. 30, officials will be expected to work out at the Government House and other government facilities. The lawn of the Government House will be used as an exercise venue, and Prayuth said he’ll join on any day he can find the time, according to spokeswoman Col. Taksada Sangkachan.
New gym clothes aren’t required – the retired general insisted that any sportswear would do.
Back in March, officials were asked to avoid running and cycling in front of the Government House as it’s the seat of administrative power and hosts important meetings.