PM Prayut rules out snap election

 

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha said during the Senate deliberation of a bill allowing the government to borrow 500 billion baht to deal with the coronavirus crisis today (June 14) that he is going to complete his four-year term in office amid speculation that he is planning to dissolve Parliament and hold a new election, Thai Rath newspaper said.

In confirming that he is staying on and not holding a snap election, Gen Prayut mentioned that in the seven years he has been in office not a single baht passed through his hands only figures.

Those who know about corrupt officials were told to contact him directly to check the matter and not talk about it casually.

“Today I am working in a democratic manner, the government came from election, where else can democracy go, is this not enough?” he commented.

Gen Prayut also mentioned that he has no authority to issue orders to the courts because he himself is fighting hundreds of cases. He pointed out that he has been examined by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) while urging the House of Representatives, the Senate and the justice system to perform their duties to the best of their ability.

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Prime Minister Prayut attending a Cabinet meeting, above, and giving a peace sign while going on a boat ride recently, Home Page. Photos: Thai Rath

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