Thailand to appoint new PM, cabinet within three months

Policemen arrive to remove a banner with a drawing of the army chief and coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha left by anti-coup protesters at a shopping mall in Bangkok June 1, 2014. — Reuters pic
Policemen arrive to remove a banner with a drawing of the army chief and coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha left by anti-coup protesters at a shopping mall in Bangkok June 1, 2014. — Reuters pic

BANGKOK, June 6 — Thailand will have a prime minister and a cabinet within three months, according to the military junta.

This information was conveyed to a group of Chinese businessmen by the head of the junta and army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, said Col Weerachon Sukondhapatipak, the deputy spokesman of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). 

He said Prayuth, who is the chairman of NCPO and also assumed the responsibility of prime minister, disclosed this to the Chinese businessmen from the Thai Chinese Chamber of Commerce at the army headquarters here today. 

Meanwhile, the NCPO is also looking to ease the curfew currently imposed in a number of provinces, including Bangkok.

“The tourism industry is one of the factors under consideration to ease the curfew, but it also depends on the situation and the efficacy of maintaining peace and order,” NCPO spokesman Col Wintai Suwaree told a daily press briefing here today. 

Curfew in the three major tourism areas of Pattaya, Samui Island and Phuket was lifted last week. — Bernama

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