Government asks for the opportunity to work before complaining

Thailand’s new government has pleaded with opposition parties and the public not to cause disturbances or protest before giving it a chance to implement the policies as outlined in parliament.

Palang Pracharat spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said today (Sunday) that there are several pressing problems facing the people that need to be urgently addressed by the government, and the government would like the opposition and the people to give it a chance to start work.

He stressed that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was determined to work for the good of the people and wanted to be seen as the Prime Minister of the Thai people, regardless of their political differences.

He claimed that he had met with many villagers who admitted that they were impressed with General Prayut because he was different from some previous prime ministers as far as the corruption problem was concerned.

Thanakorn also said that, given time, the government of Prime Minister Prayut will tackle several pressing problems and bring stability and prosperity to the country.

Meanwhile, Democrat deputy leader Ong-art Klampaibul urged the government to make use of the constructive comments and proposals from the opposition parties, along with the government’s policies.

Commenting on the parliamentary debate on the government’s policy statement, he said that the overall it was objective, even if occasionally interrupted by protests and bickering, which he described as the “colour of Thai politics”.



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