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PM rules out Cabinet reshuffle after defeating censure motion


PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said after defeating a no-confidence motion against him and nine other ministers in Parliament today (Feb. 20) that he has not thought about a Cabinet reshuffle, Amarin TV said.

Gen Prayut said his evaluation of the performance of each cabinet minister was based on the result of their work and if it was necessary to act he would do so.

He added that all the discussions and the issues raised during the censure debate had been written down for future use.

He pointed out that many useful issues were raised but others were old ones, but this was the way it had always been.

“The government will be following up on good issues.”

He added that each coalition party too had acted independently.

Asked whether his government would now continue working despite the allegations made in Parliament, Gen. Prayut replied, “I never stop working, whether there is a debate or not, I am always working.”

Asked if he discussed anything important with National Police Chief Pol.Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk yesterday, the Prime Minister replied that they talked about the situation outside the Parliament. Demonstrators held a rally nearby where a parallel censure debate took place with this continuing today.

When questioned whether he would be paying special attention to today’s rally, Gen. Prayut did not answer and got into his car and left.


Top: Prime Minister Prayut speaking during the no-confidence debate. Photo: NNT

Home Page: A file photo of Gen. Prayut. Photo: NNT

Read earlier report: Police: Protesters’ parallel censure debate to continue today

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