11 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced that he will give up his salary for three months, to help those suffering from COVID-19, while some other ministers then announced that they will do the same.

During today’s meeting of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) , where the lockdown measures were being discussed, it is reported that the prime minister said he had decided to not to receive three months of his salary, to help those in need during the pandemic.

Currently, the prime minister earns 125,590 baht per month, which includes 75,590 baht salary, plus a 50,000 baht position based allowance. This means that the prime minister will be giving up a total of 376,770 baht.

After the prime minister’s announcement, Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, Social Development and Human Security Minister Chuti Krairerk, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob and Digital Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn also announced that they will give up their salaries.