During last week’s censure debate (Feb 24-27), Deputy Minister of Agriculture Captain Thammanat Prompao clarified his drug conviction case in Australia. In regards to the 3kg of heroin he was convicted of carrying, he told the parliament, “It was flour.”
Meanwhile, Sydney Morning Herald published an article yesterday (Mar 3), stating that it was, in fact, 74% pure heroin.
Last week, Captain Thammanat received 269 votes of confidence from his peers, with 55 no-confidence votes. Netizens, on the other hand, haven’t been as generous.
Here are 9 funniest responses to Captain Thammanat’s flour comment.
“Is this heroin, Thammanat? #itwasflour #Thammanat #Thammanatisadrugdealer”
“I feel bad for him for having to go to prison for flour.”
“Flour costs THB20 per pack in Sydney, there’s no need to bring more.”
“Flour Mafia #saveradnar” [Rad nar is a Thai noodle dish with thick broth using flour as main base.]