PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning (June 4, 2018) said that there would be no Cabinet reshuffle in the remaining 6 months leading to the next general election, INN News reported.
The issue arose because the Election Commission has agreed that Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai’s wife, Narirat Pramudwinai, seemed to have held more than 5% of stocks and shares with this not being declared to the National Anti-Corruption Commission within 30 days of his appointment as required by the 2017 constitution thus could be deemed illegal.
“No reshuffle of ministers, why reshuffle? The media can go reshuffle, but I won’t do it.
“If he (Don) can stay he stays, if he can’t then he leaves, but I don’t have any plans to shakeup the other positions in the remaining 6 months.
“Also regarding Mr Don, things will follow the legal procedure, and I again confirm that there won’t be a cabinet reshuffle.”
However Gen Prayut refused answer when reporters asked him if Suthep Thaugsuban, who just joined the new Action Coalition for Thailand (ACT) Party and is the chairman of a committee to draw new members, would be a strong supporter.
Top: Prime Minister Prayut talking to reporters this morning. Photo: INN News