Connect with us

Thailand

Prayut says he will not resign, warns politicians to behave

Jack Arthur

Published

 on 

PHOTO: File Photo

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, says he will not answer the reoccurring call for him to resign, neither will he dissolve the House as Thailand’s Covid situation continues to worsen.

The PM also cautioned politicians against exploiting the crisis, and/or inciting hatred which he says will only make the situation worse. The recondite hatred statement mirrors a statement from government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri, who recently warned people to not spread false, confusing, or distorted information because it could lead to “hatred”.

Prayut’s comments come from a video clip that was posted online that followed his order to ban the dissemination of “fake news”. The video shows the 36 minute interview between the PM and Nathreeya Thaweewong, who has the mouthful title of: the director of the Office of the Government Spokesperson.

The majority of the interview pertained to Covid: vaccines, lockdowns, and relief packages.

However, when it came to the question of whether Prayut has “lost heart” and might consider resigning and/or dissolving the House, the PM said “It is not the time. I am working hard every day…I try to do my best by listening to the people and getting updates from doctors and public health officials”. The PM did not say if there will come a time when he should resign.

He then begged “you politicians” to not cause any further trouble. He says they represent the people and are supposed to show good judgment and politics should not be used to create hatred as the country is now in trouble.

Then, when asked if had anything he wanted the public to hear, Prayut he “felt sorry” for people who have lost loved ones, and to offer his moral support for all involved in combatting the pandemic.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

Jack is from the USA, has a B.A. in English, and writes on a variety of topics. He lives in Thailand.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Weather1 hour ago

Flood warnings below of Chao Phraya Dam, across Thailand

Thailand3 hours ago

US calls meeting with Thai officials to resolve donated vaccines

Thailand4 hours ago

10 Burmese migrant workers arrested in Songkhla

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand4 hours ago

Over 50 million vaccine doses administered in Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Sunday Covid-19 Afternoon Update: Provincial Totals

World5 hours ago

China announces cryptocurrency trading is illegal

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
North East5 hours ago

Stolen 72 year old elephant returned to owner after 18 years

Thailand6 hours ago

Pattaya readjusts tourism goals for high season

Thailand7 hours ago

Phuket relaxes checkpoint requirements to help tourists and health officials

Phuket7 hours ago

Phuket Covid-19: 2 deaths, 4 Sandbox infections, 10k total cases

Thailand8 hours ago

Facebook page that claims to sell dog meat met with scorn on social media

Thailand9 hours ago

Thailand welcomes its first AI influencer, “AI Ailynn”

Thailand10 hours ago

Umbrellas out, more monsoonal rain in the wake of ‘Dianmu’

Thailand11 hours ago

Sunday Covid update: 125 deaths and 12,353 new cases

Thailand20 hours ago

Record-breaking 1 million Covid-19 vaccines given yesterday

Thailand2 weeks ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending