11 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s Facebook page has attracted more than 34,000 likes and another 36,000 followers on the first day of its launch. 

In addition, over 2,700 opinions were posted – most of them being complaints and views giving moral support to the prime minister.

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 opening Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts under the name Prayut Chan-o-cha on the same day.

He explained that he decided to open his Facebook account to be used as another channel of two-way communication through which he can reach out to the people to explain his government’s policies and work performance.

He also invited members of the public to write to him to tell their stories or to air their grievances.