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Gen Prayut said : "Many companies have shown interest to register but their documents are not completed yet," "It is good that we will have more vaccines than the 65 million doses planned by the government now" External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 26, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Today is a historic day with the reception of the first lot of vaccine... The government has tried its best to receive vaccine as scheduled... Without any unexpected problems, subsequent lots will arrive as planned. We will have enough vaccine to develop herd immunity," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Many companies have shown interest to register but their documents are not completed yet," "It is good that we will have more vaccines than the 65 million doses planned by the government now" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "This is because we have [real] information. We do not surf on social media alone," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut told : "You have to find evidence and witnesses and take the case to court to prove the veracity of your allegation," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I am not afraid of anything. This is a good opportunity for both sides to work together for the benefit of the country and people. I am ready to explain," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "At the very least, we are supportive of the democratic process in Myanmar, while what we also have to do is maintain relations [with Myanmar] as well as possible because that will benefit all Thai people and border trade [with the neighbouring country]," "Thailand supports the democratic process. The rest is up to him to see how to proceed" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We are supportive of the democratic process in Myanmar but what is most important today is to maintain good relations because it impacts the people, the economy, border trade, particularly now," "Thailand supports the democratic process. The rest is up to him to see how to proceed," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We are supportive of the democratic process in Myanmar but what is most important today is to maintain good relations because it impacts the people, the economy, border trade, particularly now," "Thailand supports the democratic process. The rest is up to him to see how to proceed," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I want news reports to be presented carefully to avoid any impacts on the economic benefits," "We are neighbouring countries. We also need to listen to Asean's [stance]. I don't want any conflict to escalate, particularly in Thailand" External link

myanmarnews Monday, February 8, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut wrote : "We will not leave anyone behind," "At the same time, we are determined to look ahead and set the direction for the post-Covid economy" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I want news reports to be presented carefully to avoid any impacts on the economic benefits," "We are neighbouring countries. We also need to listen to Asean's [stance]. I don't want any conflict to escalate, particularly in Thailand" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I will order prosecution for anything that is distorted and not factual that gets published, whether in media or on social media. I have to protect the government's credibility from those who are irresponsible with their remarks," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The Dawei development projects have had many problems. However, I expect the project will improve and result in better developments following negotiations between the two countries," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “Thailand has vast farmland but has neither made good use of it nor achieved cost-effectiveness in production. BCG Model is a key solution to boost productivity in limited farmland, create new products of high value and reduce dependence on other countries,” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The 2022 budget deficit will not affect fiscal discipline and the country's drive to move forward from the crisis caused by the Covid pandemic," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The 2022 budget deficit will not affect fiscal discipline and the country's drive to move forward from the crisis caused by the Covid pandemic," External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 11, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "In a crisis, there are always opportunities. And in the Covid-19 crisis, we can turn Thailand into a medical hub," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Many people have been waiting today to see whether I would impose a nationwide lockdown. We have to look at the severity of infection in each area," External link

BangkokPost Friday, December 25, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "That is why we must be especially careful at our airports, train entry points, bus and car entry points, sea entry points and all other places where people enter the country," "I thank the many people involved in ensuring the security of these entry points for their diligence because it only takes a few infected people slipping past them to create great economic and health hardship for hundreds of thousands of others," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I may have to announce more measures. In particular, New Year celebrations may have to be called off," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "If they remain too lax, the outbreak will cause more economic problems and has nationwide impacts," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Thailand is not and won't be a republic. That's impossible," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “Thailand is not a republic. It’s impossible” External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Those who sneak back will face legal punishment because they are irresponsible towards others and society as a whole," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I told security agencies to use aerial photography or drones to survey any new natural crossings that might be used by illegal border crossers so additional barricades and patrols can be deployed there," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “We expect that this vaccine should receive approval for its use and production mid next year. If we speed up procedures, we can soon welcome a lot of visitors to the country and the economy can be restored,” External link

pattayamail Friday, November 27, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The next step for digital government is to improve convenience for the public sector through a central platform that supports interaction with people," External link

BangkokPost Friday, November 27, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Thailand, too, must be able to get sufficient doses of a successful vaccine early," "That is why, a few months ago, I made the decision for Thailand to seek to partner in vaccine production with an eminent vaccine research group as a way of securing a vaccine early" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It is among all those laws. Do you understand the term all laws?" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The person who made such a claim was ill-informed. How can we trust him?" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The situation is not easing in a good direction and there is a tendency for conflict to escalate into more violence. If not addressed, this could cause damage to the country and the beloved institution, as well as to peace and the safety of people's lives and property," External link

BangkokPost Friday, November 20, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The degree and strictness of law enforcement must increase because we do not want the incident to recur. I have already said there must not be violence between them," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Violence has occurred. Maximum precautions must be taken. Police are responsible for making these decisions," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It is a time when we must quickly strengthen the economy. Many people are being affected. We must consider the hardships of people throughout the country.... We need foreign investment," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I am leaving that to the court," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "You only talked about a coup but you did not mention the parliamentary dictatorship that preceded it?" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Let us respect the law and parliamentary democracy, and let our views be presented through our representatives in parliament," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The only way to a lasting solution for all sides that is fair for those on the streets as well as for the many millions who choose not to go on the streets, is to discuss and resolve these differences through the parliamentary process,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The only sure way to achieve a sustainable, enduring resolution to the problems is to speak to each other, respect the due process of law, and then let the will of the people be resolved in parliament,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut told : “Our job is to protect the country and eliminate ill-intentioned actions aimed at creating chaos and conflict in the country,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut declared : "We are duty-bound to protect the country and eliminate ill-intentioned actions aimed at creating chaos and conflict in the country," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The government supports the opening of a special parliamentary session,” External link

BangkokPost Monday, October 19, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said ( about Royal Thai ) : “On behalf of the Royal Thai Government and the Thai people, I have the honour to extend to you my congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the Independence Day of the republic of Uganda,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "He comes in at the right time and he knows what to do," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I am not talking about Mr Arkhom," "I am talking about [someone] who will take the post" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We are finding ways to manage the budget to ensure transparency," "Therefore, it may have to be slow. Screening must be done from the initial level by provincial committees" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Despite a possible resurgence of Covid-19, the government will continue opening the country to boost tourism and travel. In the long term, we expect to see labourers move to work in their hometowns and communities but that will take time," External link

BangkokPost Sunday, September 27, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Any major flare-up of infections will lead to terrible consequences and even worse economic destruction, the likes of which we have never seen. Please think about this," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 18, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Please think of the tens of millions of other people with whom you share this country -- mass gatherings come at a very heavy price for everyone: the risk of new infections, the risk of mass outbreaks and the risk of a return to lockdowns," "Let's try and get through this global crisis and defeat Covid together first. Then we can come back to politics" External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 18, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Officials will do their duty. I told them to handle [the protesters] gently because they are young," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 18, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Have all the candidates mentioned in the media been chosen by me? I have said nothing. Where did you get the names from?" External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 18, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Officials will do their duty. I told them to respond gently because they [protesters] are young," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I ask that they refrain from wrongdoing. Government places have rules and there are laws. Any action that would cause fighting should be avoided," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut wrote : “I am happy to see the sincere support from everyone who is ready to help fellow citizens and the nation. I confirm that the government is listening to all parties,” External link

pattayamail Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We have to look at medium- and long-term problems too as we don't know when the Covid situation will end," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I'm just letting you know [about the cost]. Don't accuse me of not supporting [charter amendments]. If I didn't support it, I would not push for the referendum bill," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I assure you the government will still be able to work because regulations are in place to govern the running of the country," "The deputy prime minister in charge of the economy is still there to oversee the Finance Ministry. Don't worry. As premier, I will also oversee everything" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I'm still in charge. I can give instructions," "Rest assured that we will still go ahead [with the projects] as before. Foreign investors will be welcome when Covid-19 eases" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It will be done in a timely fashion" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Negligence has been detected in many parts [of the past handling of the case]. With these facts in hand now, the government will form a new committee to work on the five points [identified by the Vicha-led committee]," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The question has to do with whether it is possible that what we discussed with China [regarding the subs deal] could be made flexible with the repayments being extended further," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 28, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "As the prime minister and defence minister, I ask for everyone's understanding and the issue should not be used to spur conflict," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 28, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "If we want to overcome each other politically, the nation will collapse," "If that happens, just wait -- everybody will be on fiery land, engulfed in flames" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Local people will have to take care [of the visitors] because the benefits will go to them, not the government," "Please rest assured that if [the disease] is detected, we will be able to contain it," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut told : "If we want to overcome each other politically, the nation will collapse," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut added : "I am at my wits end," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Local people must take care (of the visitors) because the benefits will go to them, not the government," "Please rest assured that if (the disease) is detected, we will be able to contain it," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "You know who and where these people are. Do they take responsibility for the damage to our country? No matter what happens in Thailand, they are not affected at all. The trouble is in Thailand," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The route is Thailand's first-ever inter-city motorway connecting land, water and air transportation systems," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The government has been very careful all along even though many people are not happy [with the youth-led rallies],” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on almost all sectors, not only exports and tourism, the two major contributors to the economy, but also domestic unemployment and small and medium-sized enterprises,” “Even worse, foreign visitors to Thailand this year may plunge to only 2-3 million from 40 million in the previous year” External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "There are many economic, Covid and health problems, as well as income inequality. Are these more important? Over 60 million people in the country are suffering because of these problems," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It is important to refrain from offences. That is not Thailand... At this time it is too dangerous, and unacceptable to most people," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "If there is peace and stability, this will be a good opportunity for the country. We are now doing a good job in dealing with Covid-19" External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 7, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I would like to express my standpoint in the Boss Red Bull case, that I am not OK with many aspects that remain unclear. I want transparency. I will push for it and I will follow up the matter closely," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “Four provinces are facing risks of runoffs because of a monsoon. Officials will try to reserve water where it is possible to cope with possible drought in the future,” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We will have to wait for the proposals from the committee. The government is already preparing its own version of the bill. I expect that constitutional amendments will be considered at the next parliament session. The government is ready to cooperate fully," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "This is the correct mechanism. So don't stir up too much trouble at this time. We are trying to solve several problems at the same time," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Yes, the prime minister has total authority to oversee the police. The bad eggs will face punishment. No one will be spared," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I need to ensure transparency. That's all. As a supervisor of the police, I've asked them if they can [seize the body for a new autopsy]. They'll have to talk to his family. We have to lessen the doubts with facts," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut replied : "Why do you want to know? It's my procedure for administration," External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 24, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Trust the prime minister. I will do my best," External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 24, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We did not talk about whose quota the post belongs to. I will see to it that the line-up is suitable. Everybody has the right to speak out but it is I who make the decision, based on mutual understanding," "I think the reshuffle will be finished soon. As I have said, there are steps to be taken under the law" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut replied : "Why not? It will remain the same" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The privilege means permission for their visit but rules must be observed. Officials found that they went out without permission. This will lead to stricter control,” External link

pattayamail Thursday, July 16, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "This incident should not have happened. It's a lack of discipline, showing disregard for the rules and the common good," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It was a lack of responsibility and failure to keep a promise. But they [the Egyptian delegation] still ventured outside. I've told the Foreign Affairs Ministry to discuss the matter with the [Egyptian] ambassador to make sure this will not happen again," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "All flights will not be allowed into Thailand temporarily until the problems are fixed. The CCSA has been told to review the easing of the measures. This problem has affected public confidence and safety. The government will do its best. Give the CCSA some time to fix the problem," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The main issue right now is the situation in Rayong. It shouldn’t have happened these days – disrespect to the rules and regulations and a lack of discipline as well as consideration towards society. This has caused problems,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “It shouldn't have happened and I'm sorry. I'd like to apologise to the people of Thailand,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "A cabinet reshuffle can take place any time from now on. I did not say I would definitely reshuffle in September. Changes will be made where necessary. Those who already work well will carry on. I am not saying who is not good. It's the way of politics," External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 10, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I will find the best people and we have to give them the chance to work. Unless all goes well, we will have one [a reshuffle]," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Because we have not received a lot of funds lately to buy new weapons and other military hardware, about 70% to 80% of existing ones are old and need to be replaced," "Doing so would cut the high costs of maintenance" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I'll find ways to fix it" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "There must be regulations before international tourism resumes. We will do it in a step-by-step manner and the government is planning this carefully," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Right now, foreign investors can come to Thailand, but they are required to stay in quarantine before they can go out and do their business. So far, they have continued to come," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We know why they are active now. Isn't it close to a [symbolic] day? Thailand is different. We have never changed the country through violence. Several democratic countries have brought change through violence," External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The law was not used because His Majesty has mercy and asked that it not be used. This is what he did for us, and you've abused it. What does it mean then? What do you want?" External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I sympathise with them as they are fellow Thais. I'm not a cruel man. Who can I possibly kill?" External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "There must be regulations for this before international tourism resumes. We will do it in a step-by-step manner. We will see if the countries that cooperate with us also have collaboration at a city-to-city level. The government is planning this carefully, and tourists must also have health certificates," External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 15, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I have no objection if party members vote for him to become the new leader. It's the party's affair. His new role as party leader should not affect his work in the government. Gen Prawit must be able to carry out the two jobs" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT



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Gen Prayut said : "Many companies have shown interest to register but their documents are not completed yet," "It is good that we will have more vaccines than the 65 million doses planned by the government now" External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 26, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Today is a historic day with the reception of the first lot of vaccine... The government has tried its best to receive vaccine as scheduled... Without any unexpected problems, subsequent lots will arrive as planned. We will have enough vaccine to develop herd immunity," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Many companies have shown interest to register but their documents are not completed yet," "It is good that we will have more vaccines than the 65 million doses planned by the government now" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "This is because we have [real] information. We do not surf on social media alone," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut told : "You have to find evidence and witnesses and take the case to court to prove the veracity of your allegation," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I am not afraid of anything. This is a good opportunity for both sides to work together for the benefit of the country and people. I am ready to explain," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "At the very least, we are supportive of the democratic process in Myanmar, while what we also have to do is maintain relations [with Myanmar] as well as possible because that will benefit all Thai people and border trade [with the neighbouring country]," "Thailand supports the democratic process. The rest is up to him to see how to proceed" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We are supportive of the democratic process in Myanmar but what is most important today is to maintain good relations because it impacts the people, the economy, border trade, particularly now," "Thailand supports the democratic process. The rest is up to him to see how to proceed," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We are supportive of the democratic process in Myanmar but what is most important today is to maintain good relations because it impacts the people, the economy, border trade, particularly now," "Thailand supports the democratic process. The rest is up to him to see how to proceed," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I want news reports to be presented carefully to avoid any impacts on the economic benefits," "We are neighbouring countries. We also need to listen to Asean's [stance]. I don't want any conflict to escalate, particularly in Thailand" External link

myanmarnews Monday, February 8, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut wrote : "We will not leave anyone behind," "At the same time, we are determined to look ahead and set the direction for the post-Covid economy" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I want news reports to be presented carefully to avoid any impacts on the economic benefits," "We are neighbouring countries. We also need to listen to Asean's [stance]. I don't want any conflict to escalate, particularly in Thailand" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I will order prosecution for anything that is distorted and not factual that gets published, whether in media or on social media. I have to protect the government's credibility from those who are irresponsible with their remarks," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The Dawei development projects have had many problems. However, I expect the project will improve and result in better developments following negotiations between the two countries," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “Thailand has vast farmland but has neither made good use of it nor achieved cost-effectiveness in production. BCG Model is a key solution to boost productivity in limited farmland, create new products of high value and reduce dependence on other countries,” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The 2022 budget deficit will not affect fiscal discipline and the country's drive to move forward from the crisis caused by the Covid pandemic," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The 2022 budget deficit will not affect fiscal discipline and the country's drive to move forward from the crisis caused by the Covid pandemic," External link

BangkokPost Monday, January 11, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "In a crisis, there are always opportunities. And in the Covid-19 crisis, we can turn Thailand into a medical hub," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Many people have been waiting today to see whether I would impose a nationwide lockdown. We have to look at the severity of infection in each area," External link

BangkokPost Friday, December 25, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "That is why we must be especially careful at our airports, train entry points, bus and car entry points, sea entry points and all other places where people enter the country," "I thank the many people involved in ensuring the security of these entry points for their diligence because it only takes a few infected people slipping past them to create great economic and health hardship for hundreds of thousands of others," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I may have to announce more measures. In particular, New Year celebrations may have to be called off," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "If they remain too lax, the outbreak will cause more economic problems and has nationwide impacts," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Thailand is not and won't be a republic. That's impossible," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “Thailand is not a republic. It’s impossible” External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Those who sneak back will face legal punishment because they are irresponsible towards others and society as a whole," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I told security agencies to use aerial photography or drones to survey any new natural crossings that might be used by illegal border crossers so additional barricades and patrols can be deployed there," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “We expect that this vaccine should receive approval for its use and production mid next year. If we speed up procedures, we can soon welcome a lot of visitors to the country and the economy can be restored,” External link

pattayamail Friday, November 27, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The next step for digital government is to improve convenience for the public sector through a central platform that supports interaction with people," External link

BangkokPost Friday, November 27, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Thailand, too, must be able to get sufficient doses of a successful vaccine early," "That is why, a few months ago, I made the decision for Thailand to seek to partner in vaccine production with an eminent vaccine research group as a way of securing a vaccine early" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It is among all those laws. Do you understand the term all laws?" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The person who made such a claim was ill-informed. How can we trust him?" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The situation is not easing in a good direction and there is a tendency for conflict to escalate into more violence. If not addressed, this could cause damage to the country and the beloved institution, as well as to peace and the safety of people's lives and property," External link

BangkokPost Friday, November 20, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The degree and strictness of law enforcement must increase because we do not want the incident to recur. I have already said there must not be violence between them," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Violence has occurred. Maximum precautions must be taken. Police are responsible for making these decisions," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It is a time when we must quickly strengthen the economy. Many people are being affected. We must consider the hardships of people throughout the country.... We need foreign investment," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I am leaving that to the court," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "You only talked about a coup but you did not mention the parliamentary dictatorship that preceded it?" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Let us respect the law and parliamentary democracy, and let our views be presented through our representatives in parliament," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The only way to a lasting solution for all sides that is fair for those on the streets as well as for the many millions who choose not to go on the streets, is to discuss and resolve these differences through the parliamentary process,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The only sure way to achieve a sustainable, enduring resolution to the problems is to speak to each other, respect the due process of law, and then let the will of the people be resolved in parliament,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut told : “Our job is to protect the country and eliminate ill-intentioned actions aimed at creating chaos and conflict in the country,” External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut declared : "We are duty-bound to protect the country and eliminate ill-intentioned actions aimed at creating chaos and conflict in the country," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The government supports the opening of a special parliamentary session,” External link

BangkokPost Monday, October 19, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said ( about Royal Thai ) : “On behalf of the Royal Thai Government and the Thai people, I have the honour to extend to you my congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the Independence Day of the republic of Uganda,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "He comes in at the right time and he knows what to do," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I am not talking about Mr Arkhom," "I am talking about [someone] who will take the post" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We are finding ways to manage the budget to ensure transparency," "Therefore, it may have to be slow. Screening must be done from the initial level by provincial committees" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Despite a possible resurgence of Covid-19, the government will continue opening the country to boost tourism and travel. In the long term, we expect to see labourers move to work in their hometowns and communities but that will take time," External link

BangkokPost Sunday, September 27, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Any major flare-up of infections will lead to terrible consequences and even worse economic destruction, the likes of which we have never seen. Please think about this," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 18, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Please think of the tens of millions of other people with whom you share this country -- mass gatherings come at a very heavy price for everyone: the risk of new infections, the risk of mass outbreaks and the risk of a return to lockdowns," "Let's try and get through this global crisis and defeat Covid together first. Then we can come back to politics" External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 18, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Officials will do their duty. I told them to handle [the protesters] gently because they are young," External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 18, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Have all the candidates mentioned in the media been chosen by me? I have said nothing. Where did you get the names from?" External link

BangkokPost Friday, September 18, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Officials will do their duty. I told them to respond gently because they [protesters] are young," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I ask that they refrain from wrongdoing. Government places have rules and there are laws. Any action that would cause fighting should be avoided," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut wrote : “I am happy to see the sincere support from everyone who is ready to help fellow citizens and the nation. I confirm that the government is listening to all parties,” External link

pattayamail Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We have to look at medium- and long-term problems too as we don't know when the Covid situation will end," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I'm just letting you know [about the cost]. Don't accuse me of not supporting [charter amendments]. If I didn't support it, I would not push for the referendum bill," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I assure you the government will still be able to work because regulations are in place to govern the running of the country," "The deputy prime minister in charge of the economy is still there to oversee the Finance Ministry. Don't worry. As premier, I will also oversee everything" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I'm still in charge. I can give instructions," "Rest assured that we will still go ahead [with the projects] as before. Foreign investors will be welcome when Covid-19 eases" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It will be done in a timely fashion" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Negligence has been detected in many parts [of the past handling of the case]. With these facts in hand now, the government will form a new committee to work on the five points [identified by the Vicha-led committee]," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The question has to do with whether it is possible that what we discussed with China [regarding the subs deal] could be made flexible with the repayments being extended further," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 28, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "As the prime minister and defence minister, I ask for everyone's understanding and the issue should not be used to spur conflict," External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 28, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "If we want to overcome each other politically, the nation will collapse," "If that happens, just wait -- everybody will be on fiery land, engulfed in flames" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Local people will have to take care [of the visitors] because the benefits will go to them, not the government," "Please rest assured that if [the disease] is detected, we will be able to contain it," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut told : "If we want to overcome each other politically, the nation will collapse," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut added : "I am at my wits end," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Local people must take care (of the visitors) because the benefits will go to them, not the government," "Please rest assured that if (the disease) is detected, we will be able to contain it," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "You know who and where these people are. Do they take responsibility for the damage to our country? No matter what happens in Thailand, they are not affected at all. The trouble is in Thailand," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The route is Thailand's first-ever inter-city motorway connecting land, water and air transportation systems," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The government has been very careful all along even though many people are not happy [with the youth-led rallies],” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on almost all sectors, not only exports and tourism, the two major contributors to the economy, but also domestic unemployment and small and medium-sized enterprises,” “Even worse, foreign visitors to Thailand this year may plunge to only 2-3 million from 40 million in the previous year” External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "There are many economic, Covid and health problems, as well as income inequality. Are these more important? Over 60 million people in the country are suffering because of these problems," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It is important to refrain from offences. That is not Thailand... At this time it is too dangerous, and unacceptable to most people," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "If there is peace and stability, this will be a good opportunity for the country. We are now doing a good job in dealing with Covid-19" External link

BangkokPost Friday, August 7, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I would like to express my standpoint in the Boss Red Bull case, that I am not OK with many aspects that remain unclear. I want transparency. I will push for it and I will follow up the matter closely," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “Four provinces are facing risks of runoffs because of a monsoon. Officials will try to reserve water where it is possible to cope with possible drought in the future,” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We will have to wait for the proposals from the committee. The government is already preparing its own version of the bill. I expect that constitutional amendments will be considered at the next parliament session. The government is ready to cooperate fully," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "This is the correct mechanism. So don't stir up too much trouble at this time. We are trying to solve several problems at the same time," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Yes, the prime minister has total authority to oversee the police. The bad eggs will face punishment. No one will be spared," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I need to ensure transparency. That's all. As a supervisor of the police, I've asked them if they can [seize the body for a new autopsy]. They'll have to talk to his family. We have to lessen the doubts with facts," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut replied : "Why do you want to know? It's my procedure for administration," External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 24, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Trust the prime minister. I will do my best," External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 24, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We did not talk about whose quota the post belongs to. I will see to it that the line-up is suitable. Everybody has the right to speak out but it is I who make the decision, based on mutual understanding," "I think the reshuffle will be finished soon. As I have said, there are steps to be taken under the law" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut replied : "Why not? It will remain the same" External link

BangkokPost Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The privilege means permission for their visit but rules must be observed. Officials found that they went out without permission. This will lead to stricter control,” External link

pattayamail Thursday, July 16, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "This incident should not have happened. It's a lack of discipline, showing disregard for the rules and the common good," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "It was a lack of responsibility and failure to keep a promise. But they [the Egyptian delegation] still ventured outside. I've told the Foreign Affairs Ministry to discuss the matter with the [Egyptian] ambassador to make sure this will not happen again," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "All flights will not be allowed into Thailand temporarily until the problems are fixed. The CCSA has been told to review the easing of the measures. This problem has affected public confidence and safety. The government will do its best. Give the CCSA some time to fix the problem," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “The main issue right now is the situation in Rayong. It shouldn’t have happened these days – disrespect to the rules and regulations and a lack of discipline as well as consideration towards society. This has caused problems,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : “It shouldn't have happened and I'm sorry. I'd like to apologise to the people of Thailand,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "A cabinet reshuffle can take place any time from now on. I did not say I would definitely reshuffle in September. Changes will be made where necessary. Those who already work well will carry on. I am not saying who is not good. It's the way of politics," External link

BangkokPost Friday, July 10, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I will find the best people and we have to give them the chance to work. Unless all goes well, we will have one [a reshuffle]," External link

BangkokPost Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Because we have not received a lot of funds lately to buy new weapons and other military hardware, about 70% to 80% of existing ones are old and need to be replaced," "Doing so would cut the high costs of maintenance" External link

BangkokPost Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I'll find ways to fix it" External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "There must be regulations before international tourism resumes. We will do it in a step-by-step manner and the government is planning this carefully," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "Right now, foreign investors can come to Thailand, but they are required to stay in quarantine before they can go out and do their business. So far, they have continued to come," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "We know why they are active now. Isn't it close to a [symbolic] day? Thailand is different. We have never changed the country through violence. Several democratic countries have brought change through violence," External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "The law was not used because His Majesty has mercy and asked that it not be used. This is what he did for us, and you've abused it. What does it mean then? What do you want?" External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I sympathise with them as they are fellow Thais. I'm not a cruel man. Who can I possibly kill?" External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "There must be regulations for this before international tourism resumes. We will do it in a step-by-step manner. We will see if the countries that cooperate with us also have collaboration at a city-to-city level. The government is planning this carefully, and tourists must also have health certificates," External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 15, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Gen Prayut said : "I have no objection if party members vote for him to become the new leader. It's the party's affair. His new role as party leader should not affect his work in the government. Gen Prawit must be able to carry out the two jobs" External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister26.09%EN09/17/201617/09/2016
head4.35%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
premier13.04%EN09/01/201601/09/2016
leader17.39%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
prime minister8.70%EN08/02/201602/08/2016
foreign minister8.70%EN06/28/201628/06/2016
chief of staff4.35%EN06/26/201626/06/2016
chief13.04%EN05/31/201631/05/2016
commander4.35%EN01/25/201525/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Gen PrayutEN100.00%


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