Prayut focused on floods, not term limit controversy

Prayut focused on floods, not term limit controversy

Rayong: Suspended excellent minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he is not concerned right now about how exactly the Constitutional Courtroom will rule on his eight-year tenure since premier but is focused on performing their other duties to the best of his ability.

“There is nothing to worry about. As defence ressortchef (umgangssprachlich), I am more concerned about the plight of people [suffering from floods], ” he told the media during an inspection trip to this eastern province yesterday.

Gen Prayut led officials to inspect the flood circumstance in tambon Tabma in Muang district and visited local residents affected by the particular floods. He had been accompanied by Labour Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Suchart Chomklin plus Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha.

It had been the second time he has made an upcountry inspection trip in the capacity as defence minister since he was suspended because PM. He made the first to Ayutthaya on Sept 2 .

Gen Prayut was briefed at the flood situation which has affected 15, 500 local villagers, as well as relief measures and flood management operations.

According to local officials, overflow waters were beginning to recede, with some flooding remaining in certain locations. The situation should return to normal in the next few days unless more large rain hits the location.

Gen Prayut praised almost all parties involved for their efforts to kitchen counter flooding and relieve the woes associated with affected residents.

He furthermore urged both companies and local occupants across the country to prepare for further flooding predicted meant for next month.

“Everyone must be ready for next month. The government also has put in place programs for sustainable drinking water management. As defence minister, I will perform my best to assist, ” Gen Prayut said.

The Constitutional Court has set Sept 30 for its judgment on his tenure limit as PM.

On August 24, the court voted 5-4 in order to suspend Gen Prayut until it hands down its ruling. He retains his function and duties since defence minister, nevertheless.

The suspension order implemented the court’s unanimous decision to accept the opposition’s petition to that particular effect.

Protest leader Jatuporn Prompan said last night a rally will be held at Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok on Sept 30 when the court hands down the ruling.