Prayut government ready to work

Prayut government ready to work

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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BANGKOK, 12 July 2019 (NNT) - Leading figures in the Prayut II government have assured the voting public that they can restore confidence in the country and are not worried about any weak points in the government involving the controversial qualifications of some cabinet ministers, and lawsuits.

 

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, gave an assurance that the new government would be able to restore confidence in the country though the private sector forecast of national economic growth of 2.9-3.3. The new government will put forward economic measures to be carried out by a new economic team with the cooperation of every political party. He said the cabinet ministers are well suited to their portfolios.

 

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said today the lawsuit filed earlier in a foreign country against Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Capt Thammanat Prompao, no means disqualified him as an MP or Minister.

However, he said the Opposition has the right to launch an ethical investigation into it.

 

Meanwhile, Capt Thammanat reconfirmed his innocence in the matter, saying he had not been involved in the alleged drug trafficking in Australia and that he had only known something about it. He admitted that he had served eight months in jail and then returned to live a normal life in Thailand and that the case was over.

 

Digital Minister Puttipong Punnakanta said he was not concerned about a lawsuit filed against him for alleged involvement in street protests. He commented that all cabinet ministers have passed the initial qualifications process and that every one of them is suited to their position and will perform carefully.

 

Prime Minister’s Office Minister Tewan Liptapanlop, says he is prepared and ready to work to the best of his ability and to work with honesty. He commented that he was confident of the government’s stability and that there would be no problems between coalition parties.

 

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