Sultan congratulates Thailand's new PM

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to send a congratulatory message to Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand, on the occasion of his appointment as the 27th Prime Minister of Thailand.

His Majesty wished Mr Abhisit much success in his new post as well as in the chairmanship of Asean.

His Majesty also looked forward to working with the new Thai Prime Minister to continue strengthening the close relationship between Brunei and Thailand as well as at the regional and international level.

His Majesty extended his kindest regards to Mr Abhisit, the Democrat Party leader who was elected as Thailand's new prime minister by parliament on Monday. - Borneo Bulletin (18th Dec 2008)