Cabinet formed, swearing-in this month

Cabinet formed, swearing-in this month

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha speaks to reporters at Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha speaks to reporters at Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday the internal problems of the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) had been resolved and his cabinet would be sworn in around the middle of the month.

"I have formed my cabinet. It is done... Seats in the cabinet are the responsibility of the prime minister. It is the duty of the prime minister to work things out suitably," Gen Prayut said at Government House.

He said the formation of the cabinet had not been delayed. Mid-July had been the timeframe all along.

Gen Prayut said he had ordered PPRP to solve its issues and they were settled. The party would have  management regulations to ensure its smooth operation, but for the time being it was still unnecessary for him to be part of the management, he said.

"The party will look into what it should be in the future and whether there should be factions. Everyone should comply with the party's resolutions," he said.

The problems at the party were issues arising only during a transitional period, he said.

The prime minister refused to elaborate on his cabinet line-up. He neither admitted nor denied speculation he might take a concurrent position as defence minister.


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