11 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha did not offer an apology to his cabinet colleagues over the oath-taking controversy and the media has misinterpreted the Prime Minister’s remarks about the wording, government spokeswoman Mrs .Narumon Pinyosinwat said today.

During a meeting with department heads and provincial governors from around the country on Wednesday at the government complex, the Prime Minister offered an apology for several issues and not specifically for the oath-taking controversy.

The Prime Minister said he will take sole responsibility for matters related to the constitution, said Mrs. Narumon, adding that details about those matters would be available to the media at a later date.

She ruled out the speculation that the Prime Minister might resign over the reported omission of some words in the oath during the swearing-in ceremony last month.

Some opposition MPs had speculated that the Prime Minister might be considering quitting after having apologized to his cabinet, while others have demanded that he steps down.

Mrs. Narumon insisted that the Prime Minister was not discouraged and has been working as normal.