11 July 2024

Every month of his premiership, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will donate his salary to various charitable foundations, according to government spokesman Chai Wacharonke.

The first donation will go to the Foundation for Children.

Srettha, also Finance Minister, receives a total of Bt125,590 (Bt75,590 plus a Bt50,000 position allowance) per month, the spokesman said.

Chai quoted Srettha as saying that giving is a good thing and one should give as much as one can. “This should start with oneself,” he added

There will be a working team to select the recipient charities. The premier will find an opportunity to meet the charities, to listen to their needs and problems so that he can help find solutions.