First issue of govt's newsletter launched
published : 28 Apr 2015 at 13:30
writer: Patsara Jikkham
The first issue of the Prayut government's mini-newspaper, intended to make people more aware of its efforts and achievements, was published on Tuesday.
A total of 60,000 copies of the "Government Newsletter for the People" were printed -- 30,000 for distribution in Bangkok and 30,000 in other provinces.
It has eight pages and is dated April 28, 2015. The first page runs a letter from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who explains that he took over administrative power to end the conflicts caused by the many different political opinions and the lack of discipline on the part of past governments that had led the nation to a standstill.
Gen Prayut said he wanted to see a Thailand with peace, prosperity, morality and justice. He also wanted unity among the people.
The government under his leadership would perform its duties honestly "with the heart of a soldier who wants to share sufferings and happiness with all people", he declared.
There is also a column written by Gen Wilas Arunsri, the prime minister's secretary-general, a column by the Foreign Ministry with a summary of the prime minister's overseas trips and explaining the role of Thailand in various international forums, and a column by the Prime Minister's Office with a story about His Majesty the King and his people.
The centre spread features the Transport Ministry, outlining infrastructure development projects planned for the years 2015-2022 at a total investment of 1.9 trillion baht.
The last page is a summary of the work of the Interior Ministry's Damrongtham Centre, which accepts complaints on behalf of the government via hotline 1111 and other channels.
The first issue of the "Government Newsletter for the People" is launched on Tuesday. (Photo by Patsara Jikkham)