PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning (June 2) defied former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to return after the latter said during a Clubhouse chat that if he were the head of the government he could pull the country out of its economic difficulties within six months, Sanook.com said.
Gen Prayut was questioned about Thaksin’s statement last evening during the Clubhouse chat, where he uses the alias Tony Woodsome, just before the start of today’s debate on the Fiscal 2022 Budget Bill in Parliament.
He retorted: “Let him come back.”
However Gen Prayut refused to make any further comments on former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra hitting back at him after he said during yesterday’s budget debate that the government is still paying off debts mounted by her government under her rice pledging scheme.
Yingluck had pointed out that she has not run the country for seven years now and the problems that have occurred were likely caused by the mistakes this administration has made and for that reason they should blame themselves.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, left, and former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, right. Thai headline says, “Defies Thaksin to return to the country.” Photo: Sanook.com