Thailand plans to reshuffle its Cabinet

Thailand is planning to reshuffle its Cabinet and Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed the same saying that he plans to reshuffle his Cabinet team. The Thai PM said that he plans to do so after the annual budget debate concludes in September.

Earlier, last week, four key members of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party resigned, which included the Finance and Energy Ministries. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha denied any unrest within the ruling party despite the resignations.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that some Ministerial posts wouldn’t take too long to pick, quoting “there are many skilled economists outside the coalition parties, but many have already turned down the suggestion, as they are reluctant to enter politics.”

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha added, “The key qualification I am looking for in the Cabinet post is someone who can help reboot the Thai economy, during and post COVID-19 pandemic … The focus here is to rehabilitate and help the Thais who had been hit hard by the pandemic to stand up again.”

In the wake of strengthening its economy that is very much dependent on Tourism, the Thai PM has said that he will encourage domestic tourism pertaining to ban on international travel. PM Prayut said that one way to boost domestic economy and tourism is to “encourage Thais to spend and travel within Thailand. There are lots of new destinations in the country which many Thais have not explored.”

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