Thai Minister Warns Activists Not to Take Action Next Friday

Thai Minister Warns Activists Not to Take Action Next Friday When Suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is Judged

As the Constitutional Court rules next Friday, September 30, on the legal maximum term of eight years for suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Minister for Digital Economy and Society Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, he urges activists to do nothing for this day, your new bear read in the Thai newspaper Matichon.

The charter’s clauses state that a head of government cannot rule the country for more than eight years, with or without interruption, and that his term of office can be retroactive by law.

On August 24, 2014, Prayut was appointed head of an army-installed government by royal order after he staged a coup d’état on May 22 of the same year as army chief.

However, pro-Prayut lawmakers and others have argued that the unelected prime minister’s eight-year term did not begin until 2017, the year the constitution was promulgated, or even 2019, the year he became head of government, the Palang Pracharath. . party-led coalition government after previous general elections.

Chaiwut, a member of parliament from the Palang Pracharath party, said it would be dire and disturbing if activists took action on that day and that it should be avoided to prevent the country from falling into chaos and clashes leading to injuries.

At the moment, people are suffering from flooding and various other problems as the government works to move the country forward, he said, adding that they must remain calm as the general election is in a few months.

He warned that many actions at this point could result in the election being cancelled altogether.

Chaiwut also said that the Palang Pracharath party prepared for the verdict will respect whatever it is and continue to work for the people.

When asked how he saw the verdict and whether his party would support the acting prime minister and Palang Pracharth party leader Prawit Wongsuwan to continue leading the government, Chaiwut simply replied that he was unaware that it had not been discussed and that the verdict was awaited.

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