UNICEF STATEMENT ON “GAO” JIRAYU MEDIA REPORT
BANGKOK – 4 April 2014 – There have been recent reports in Thai media stating that the young actor Jirayu “Gao” La-ongmanee was contacted by “UNICEF staff” to appear at an event in Keng Tung, Myanmar, on 27-29 March 2014. The news reports said that Mr. Jirayu claims to have not been paid an artist's fee for an appearance he made at the event on behalf of UNICEF.
UNICEF wants to confirm that its offices in Thailand and Myanmar have never contacted Mr. Jirayu nor or his agents regarding an appearance at any event, or for any other reason. UNICEF also wants to confirm that it was not involved in organizing any event in Keng Tung on 27-29 March 2014.
For further information, contact
Nattha Keenapan, UNICEF Thailand 02 356 9478 or firstname.lastname@example.org