Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has reassured US ambassador Glyn Davies that Thailand is following the roadmap to restore democracy and a general election will be held by May 2017….
He said he told the US envoy the country is moving towards full democracy under the roadmap.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he may need to remain in power as long as the country is not at peace.
Gen Prayut was speaking in parliament at Wednesday’s meeting of the so-called “five rivers of power” — the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the cabinet, the National Legislative Assembly, the Constitution Drafting Committee and the National Reform Steering Assembly….
As the NCPO proceeds with the roadmap, there must be no attempts to stir up sedition or hatred, Gen Prayut said.
“Politicians do not have to be suspicious of me. [The media] writes every day that I intend to cling on to power. I must make it clear. If there is no peace and order, I must stay on…”.