PRIME MINISTER-cum-Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin said late this morning (Nov. 7) that he has not given any orders for extra security after a Thai man was arrested for threatening to kill him in an online post, Naewna newspaper said.
The unidentified 29-year-old man was apprehended after sharing a post on X, formerly Twitter, insulting the Prime Minister and threatening to kill him upon being disappointed with his politics and administration.
Srettha said at 10.50 a.m. that he was aware of the threat and action against the suspect should be carried out in accordance with the law.
On the suspect being disappointed with him, Srettha said his government has to listen to public opinion.
There are people who are dissatisfied and displeased with the administration while others tabled recommendations that have to be listen to, he said, yet at the same time urging that they focus on constructive criticism and not issue threats with the latter having to be dealt with according to the law.
On not ordering extra security Srettha said he believes the security team is already taking good care of him and if it is necessary to strengthen it he would himself issue an order.
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