Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made personal donations to Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai’s charity run project and thanked him for doing good deed for the country as the rocker called on the PM at the Government House Monday morning (Dec 4).
Gen Prayut also expressed concerns over Toon’s health condition and asked the medical team to take good care of him.
After a 15-minute meeting Toon disclosed that the prime minister has blessed him and his team success in the charity run.
“It is a great honour for me, my family and my team [for having the opportunity to meet the prime minister],” Toon wrote on his Instagram.
At the Government House, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee Meechai Ruchuphan and officials also showed up to welcome the rock star. Donations raised from government officials was given to Toon by Mr Meechai.
Toon posted on his twitter @ToonArtiwara that Saturday (Dec 2) was his longest-ever run in a single day when he and his team covered a total 70 kilometres distance.
On Sunday, Toon ran from Photharam district in Ratchaburi to Nakhon Pathom, and to Thawi Watthana district in Bangkok. He finished the run at the King Power Hotel in Rangnam Road near Victory Monument where a 100-million baht fund from King Power Group and other companies was presented to him.
Toon will take two days off today and tomorrow. He will resume running from King Power Hotel at 3am on Dec 6.
So far donation is closing to 500 million baht out of the targeted 700 million baht.