He said that there was no need for such petition and he would not respond to it. Hitting back at those who made and distributed the calendars, he questioned their motive and asked whether it was appropriate to publicise the image of a fugitive.
Without naming name, the prime minister also challenged Thaksin to return home “if he thinks he is innocent”.
Asked by a reporter whether it was appropriate for Ms Yingluck to be featured in the calendars with the fugitive, the prime minister evaded the question by asking the media to direct the question with the former prime minister.
Regarding the unrest situation in the Deep South, the prime minister said that the situation had improved satisfactorily with the Defence Ministry taking charge of overseeing the situation over there.