Maj-Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol was furious yesterday over the new assignment given to him by army chief Gen Anupong Paojinda - to promote aerobics.
The army specialist, also known as Seh Daeng, has been ordered to be part of an army team promoting better health and sports. The team, led by Lt-Gen Chirasit Kesakomol, another army specialist, will meet Maj-Gen Khattiya next Thursday to work out a plan to promote aerobics at various market places.
Maj-Gen Khattiya said his new job was not suitable for him, as he considered himself a fighter.
"It is ridiculous to send me, a warrior, to dance at markets," he said. He also blasted the army chief for breaking a gentleman's agreement to promote him after Gen Anupong became the army leader.
"The army chief wants me to be a presenter leading aerobic dancers. I have prepared one dance. It's called the throwing-a-hand-grenade dance," said Maj-Gen Khattiya, a strong critic of the People's Alliance for Democracy.
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