PM admits his government’s declining popularity

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday (Jan 30) admitted the decline in the popularity of his government and the National Council for Peace and Order, but argued that it was the same with any governments in their final year in the office.

During the past three years in the office, the prime minister admitted that there were conflicts between groups of people who might benefit or might not benefit from the conflicts, but as far as the government was concerned, he said the government had and would stay clear of those conflicts.

He reiterated that the election would be held in accordance with the roadmap on the condition that there is no problem regarding legal process.

The prime minister was elusive when asked by a reporter about why the election had to be put off by 90 days.

He referred to the last part of the song Return Happiness to Thailand he wrote which says that beauty and prosperity will return to the country in the end.

He also stressed his determination to set the groundwork in place for the country before the end of his government's term.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)