PATTAYA, April 10 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here Friday to attend the 14th Asean Summit and related summits, his first overseas official visit since taking over the helm of the government, a week ago.
The government jet carrying the premier and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Man sor,landed at the Utapao Airport near here at 4.05pm.
They were received by Thai Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu, Foreign Ministry Secretary-General Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa and Malaysia’s Ambassador to Thailand, Datuk Husni Zai Yaakob.
Travelling under tight security, the motorcade carrying Najib and the Malaysian delegation was taken to the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (Peach) where more than 1,000 anti-government protestors blocked the entrance to the luxury resort where most of the participating heads of state and government are staying.
Earlier, protest leaders allegedly told thousands of supporters of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra at their mass rally near the Government House that Najib and several other leaders were skipping the summits due to their protests.
Source : Bernama