by HE Dr Suvit Yodmani, Minister of Tourism & Sports
July 5, 2007, Windsor Hotel
Distinguished Executive Committee Members of IFMA,
Muaythai is the pride of Thailand, and a distinct part of Thai culture since the beginning of our Kingdom. The traditional roots of Muaythai date back over 1,000 years to a time when the Thai people used the superior fighting art to forge an independent country that evolved into modern day Thailand, the land of the free.