OFFICIALS have started to gradually pack caretaker prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s personal belongings with some already moved to his residence, Naewna newspaper said today (June 21).
A Buddha image Prayut had brought and placed at his office and some other items have already been sent to his residence.
Where documents are concerned, those deemed to be unimportant are gradually being destroyed with important papers also being sent to his residence in preparation to hand over the office to the new prime minister.
However Government House officials have not yet been informed to come and inspect this office at Thai Khu Fah building and accept its return.
Regarding offices of deputy prime ministers and ministers attached to the prime minister’s office, these caretaker ministers had previously also steadily removed their personal belongings. Caretaker deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwan had brought some dragon fish to his office; it was reported that the fish tank was still there.
Gen. Prayut will continue performing his duties until the new cabinet officially takes office.
Caretaker deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam mentioned the timeline at the weekly cabinet meeting stating that the new prime minister will be elected on July 13 and the new cabinet appointed around July 21.
Meanwhile Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party under whose tickets Prayut ran to retain power, party leader Pirapan Salirathavipak has arranged for all 36 MPs to meet and together register at Parliament tomorrow (June 22) at 11.30 a.m.
Caretaker prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Top photo: Sanook.com, Front Page photo: Thai Rath