22 May 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Wednesday) that he is not worried about the prospect of being given a rough time by the Opposition during the two-day debate on the government’s policy statement, due to kick off Thursday morning.

“Why worry? If we want to do something good, (I) think we don’t have to be worried,” said the Prime Minister as he denied he had formed a team of “guardians” to defend him in parliament.

He did, however, admit that the Palang Pracharat party had prepared a team of speakers to defend the government’s policies, not necessarily to defend him.

One of Palang Pracharat party’s 20 speakers, Ms. Pada Warakanon, a Bangkok MP, has dismissed the Opposition’s taunting, describing them as “greenhorns”.

Senior officials of all ministries have, nonetheless, been instructed to be on standby to provide information to their respective ministers when needed.

Former Pheu Thai MP Wattana Muangsook said on Facebook today that the debate in parliament tomorrow and Friday will be “days of reckoning” for the Opposition challenge the “government which robbed the power from the people”.

The debate will start at 9.30 am and ends at between midnight and 1 am of the next day.