Ministry of Defense building in Bangkok, opposite Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Prayut pressured over defence minister role

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted he will continue working as defence minister despite growing calls for him to step down from the role.

According to a source at the Defence Ministry, Gen Prayut did not turn up for work at the ministry on Thursday. The source said he remotely chaired a meeting of the Defence Council via video teleconference in what is seen as a bid to ease the growing pressure on him to also step down as defence minister.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Wassana Nanuam and Mongkol Bangprapa


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