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PM takes controls of govt mouthpiece

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Yingluck Shinawatra has decided to oversee the Public Relations Department herself in a rare move by any prime minister, who normally assign a PM's office minister to control the agency in charge of the government's media outlets. 

Computer monitors show the image of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as she chairs the cabinet meeting at the other end of the table on Tuesday. Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung was absent because he said he had a doctor's appointment. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

The decision was announced after Tuesday's regular cabinet meeting by government deputy spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat.

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