Prayut tours Bangkok

Prayut tours Bangkok

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha tries exercising based on Tai Chi martial arts when he meets people at the Lumpini public park in Bangkok on Friday morning. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha tries exercising based on Tai Chi martial arts when he meets people at the Lumpini public park in Bangkok on Friday morning. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday morning visited Lumpini Park, Hua Lamphong railway terminus and inner Bangkok piers, saying he was not campaigning for votes but had to meet Bangkokians after seeing people in other provinces.

He was accompanied by Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paojinda, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat and Bangkok governor Aswin Khwanmuang.

The tour started at the Lumpini public park where he exercised with people and ordered the Bangkok governor to improve the landscape and facilities at the park, including its parking lots.

He said he was not campaigning for votes or any political gain but he must also meet people in Bangkok after his trips to other provinces.

Later, Gen Prayut boarded a subway to the Hua Lamphong train station where he met commuters.

From Hua Lamphong, he took a passenger boat in the Phadung Krungkasem Canal to Thewet area.

The tour was planned so the prime minister could get first-hand experience of commuting in the capital.

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