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Rural doctors again urge Prayut to step down after 8-year rule


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

THE RURAL DOCTOR Society has today (August 19) repeated their calls for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down now that his eight years in power is allegedly ending on upcoming Wednesday.

The Rural Doctor Society has issued an essentially repeated statement on its urging for Prayut to learn to have got enough and step down ahead of August 24, the date on which his eight years in power maximumly provided by law will end.

That date in August of 2014 marked the event in which Prayut was named at the order of His Majesty late King Rama IX as head of a military-installed government following a coup which he himself orchestrated as army chief earlier that year.

The Rural Doctor Society has encouraged all other sectors of society to join in the massive calls for Prayut to resign after eight years in power during which the taxpayers’ money has been spent for his monthly salary and entitlement pay.

“Thailand has had many people who are competent and good at running the country. Prime Minister Prayut should have the sense of awareness of democratic rule and step down as a man who may have learned to have got enough.

“Eight years should be enough for Prime Minister Prayut,” the society’s statement says.

The rural doctors apparently ignored comments made by Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on their calls which, he said, Prayut would not care about.

In another development, the so-called Khana Lom Ruam Prachachon activist group plans to hold a four-day mass rally beginning on Sunday at Larn Khon Muang open ground at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s headquarters near Democracy Monument to mount pressure upon Prayut to step down by upcoming Tuesday.

The activist group led by Jatuporn Prompan and Nititorn Lamlua has cited clauses of the constitution as saying that Prayut’s eight-year rule is retroactive to the coup year and thus is ending the next day.


Top: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Photo: INN News

Front Page: Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and the logo of Rural Doctor Society. Photo: Matichon

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