Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya on Wednesday claimed he never gave interviews with foreign media and said the closure of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) was fun.
According to Mr Kasit, it was impossible for him to give out comments that may damage the country and he believed the foreign press could misinterpret his statements, adding that they may have ill intentions against him.
After blaming the media, Mr Kasit apologised to the public for the incident when he said he enjoyed the PAD demonstration as the food and music there were good.
The minister said he had explained the incident to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and expressed no concern if the opposition decides to use this issue to pressure the premier to jettison him.
Mr Kasit said he is ready to clarify his comments when the government delivers its policy statement to the parliament.
Prime Minister Abhisit said he understood the foreign minister and will not dismiss him as his comments were made before he was appointed.
People also need to consider the questions that were raised to Mr Kasit by the media and he should receive fair treament, the premier noted.
All cabinet members will now have to work in one direction, he added.
It never ceases to amaze me how Thai politicians, bureaucrats, generals and other supposed puuyai always operate as if they are living in an alternative universe. These people are supposed to be the best and the brightest. Rather, they prove time and time again that they are the problem in Thai society. They are stupid, not the poor and working class.
Imagine if a partisan diplomat of another country, a normal country, took part in an effort to shut down an international port in an effort to illegally overthrow the government, causing irrevocable damage to the country's economy and reputation, then be rewarded for his effort by being given the foreign ministry in return. If that is not bad enough, he annouces to the entire world that his little part in damaging the country was fun. In a normal country, that diplomat's career would be over. He would be a disgrace and a laughing stock with no credibility. In Thailand, he gets a pat on the back from the PM instead of being shown the door.