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PM: Nothing known about protest leaders seeking political asylum in US

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said at 11.40 a.m. today (Nov. 9) that he does not have any information about four protest leaders seeking asylum in US having only read about it on social media with the identity of the writer also not known, Siam Rath newspaper reported.

Speaking at Government House after chairing National Strategy Committee Meeting No. 3/2020, Gen. Prayut pointed out that there has to be a reason for applying for political asylum but he as yet does not have any details about this issue.

Asked what strategies he is pursuing to resolve the problems besetting the country and ensure reconciliation, Gen. Prayut said while he is not pointing to the way of resolving these issues, he nevertheless believes there is a solution to every problem provided everyone sincerely thinks about them, then implementing with is feasible according to existing procedures, mechanisms and laws.

“We resolve issues lawfully because we live together under the governance of laws, no country can exist without laws. Democracy has to have laws as its mainstay so that there is no impact on each other. We must act on the basis of accuracy that rests on laws. 

 “Don’t forget that we have a population of almost 70 million people, I support every way that anyone might suggest for Thailand in different modes of thinking. I confirm I will listen to all sides, and holding official talks is a way out for all problems,” Gen. Prayut said.

He also urged all Thais to help the country move forward especially as an economic crisis now looms with these issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic with every country being in the same boat.


Top: Prime Minister Prayut talking to reporters this morning. Photo; Siam Rath



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