"Sawadee Krap. My name is Sermsuk Kasitipradit.
I was once the chief reporter of Bangkok Post, who exposed the story of Suvarnabhumi airport runway.
I reported the story two years ago in the Bangkok Post, saying that we found a crack on the runway.
After the story came out, the Bangkok Post faced a lot of negative criticism from our former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who demanded a retraction of the story, otherwise the government would sue Bangkok Post.
After that the Bangkok Post set up a panel to investigate me.
The list of conclusions said I should face disciplinary action, cutting my salary and stripping me of responsibility.
But the editor-in-chief during that time felt that I should face dismissal from the paper.
That was a very strong punishment, I felt, because I don't think that I should face such kind of punishment from the management of the paper.
Now I feel vindicated since the story came out and proved that my story two years ago was correct.
I was quite happy with this.
Even my colleagues at the Bangkok Post said that I proved that my source was reliable.
As a journalist what else can we expect, that we have a nice source, and then you confirm that you have reported on that."