WITHOUT much ado Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is continuing in his role of defence minister after the Constitutional Court suspended him from premiership duties pending a ruling on his eight-year rule, went to work at this ministry in a private car without giving prior notice this morning (August 26), Naewna newspaper and INN News said this afternoon.
However he did inform Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Chaichan Changmongkol and Permanent Secretary Gen. Worakiat Rattananont that he was on his way and reached the ministry at 9.30 a.m.
Earlier Defence Ministry spokesperson Gen. Kongcheep Tantravanich said Gen. Prayut had not given any information in advance and they were looking at it on a day by day basis.
There is already the Defence Minister’s office on the second floor of the ministry building.
Gen. Prayut did not attend a key meeting at the ministry yesterday opting to do so via video conference.
Gen. Prayut at the Defence Ministry today (August 26) and his personal sedan, licence plate number 1881, parked at the ministry car park after his arrival. Top photo: INN News, Front Page photo: Naewna