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PM insists he will complete term

THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday (June 14) ended speculation about an early general election in bizarre fashion.

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 15 June 2021, 09:08AM


Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

Gen Prayut asked the military-appointed senators to raise their hands if they did not trust him. None did.

The PM duly told the Senate he intended to complete his four-year term, which ends in 2023.

Gen Prayut had prompted speculation about a House dissolution when he instructed the cabinet last week to speed up implementation of critical projects because the government had only “one year” left to work.

Yesterday, however, he said he planned to stay on.

“I plan to complete my term, so it should put a stop to the talk [about a snap election]. When an election comes, choose well,” he said.

He said he continued to dedicate himself to addressing the people’s problems and still faced several lawsuits.

“I never think about myself,” he insisted.

“It is all about work, day in and day out... and the more they try to throw me out, the more I’ll fight,” Gen Prayut concluded.

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Kurt | 16 June 2021 - 02:00:39

@Sandbar, is just another compulsory/legal thing many Thai don't care about. I know Thai people coming from Isan, working in hotels on Phuket who don't give a damn about elections as they know it is not a true thing. If true, Thailand would have already many years a democratic chosen civil government without army control.

Sandbar | 15 June 2021 - 16:12:02

It's compulsory to vote in Thailand other wise legal action, jail time and of course fines will apply. Then stand up and don't vote at the next elections. Do they have  enough room in the jails for 63 million Thais? 

Sam Thompson | 15 June 2021 - 15:48:19

So the grand total [up to that point] will be 10 years

Kurt | 15 June 2021 - 11:19:07

Complete present term, next term and next next term if he has time of living. No one will or be able to block that. Not the parliament/senate voting cattle anyway.

goldwing | 15 June 2021 - 10:34:52

This from someone who has never been elected

lelecuneo | 15 June 2021 - 10:23:00

and if anyone try to go agaist him it will be jailed forever....lol....or be thrown a lese majesty law against 

 

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