Two hats not good

Two hats not good

Gen (Ret) Prayut has given his blessing for cabinet ministers and Government House employees to play politics while they work, at taxpayers' expense. (Photos Wichan Charoenkiatpakul, Patipat Janthong)
Gen (Ret) Prayut has given his blessing for cabinet ministers and Government House employees to play politics while they work, at taxpayers' expense. (Photos Wichan Charoenkiatpakul, Patipat Janthong)

When Bangkok got too noisy because of all the criticism about cabinet ministers taking advantage by openly playing politics unfairly, the general prime minister escaped to the North on another scrupulously non-political trip to give away money and be photographed with every local personality and housewife within 20 kilometres.

The Wednesday trip to Lamphun was a last-minute decision by Government House. PM's Office officials had said earlier not to expect much up-country politicking in October because Gen (Ret) Prayut's official schedule was filling up, especially with foreign engagements.

Allegedly, Lamphun was to encourage yet another tourist promotion.

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Alan Dawson

Online Reporter / Sub-Editor

A Canadian by birth. Former Saigon's UPI bureau chief. Drafted into the American Armed Forces. He has survived eleven wars and innumerable coups. A walking encyclopedia of knowledge.


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