11 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised to try to read every comment posted on  his Facebook page which he formally launched on Monday.

In a Facebook post addressed to his followers,  he thanked all those who posted their comments.  He noted that most comments were apparently meant for fun with both likes and dislikes which he described as something “normal”.

He said he opened his Facebook page as a channel to communicate with the people and to hear their grievances they may have so that he could find ways to address them.

He admitted that he might be slow in responding to their comments, but said he would try to read every one of them.

His page has so far has attracted more than 60,000 followers on its first day on Monday with thousands of opinions being posted – most of them being complaints and views offering moral support to him.

Mr Putthipong Punnakan, deputy secretary-general for political affairs, said Monday that the prime minister and his aides would administer the page, IG and Twitter accounts as well as the website of the prime minister

On Sunday, the prime minister announced the launch of his own website, www.prayutchan-o-cha.com, and a launch of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts under the name Prayut Chan-o-cha on the same day.