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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that he is embarrassed because, everywhere he goes, there are people constantly asking him for cash handouts, budget assignments or pay increases.
“If I am rich or if Thailand is rich, I will give to them. I do not blame them because they don’t have money,” said the Prime Minister adding, however, that it should be the responsibility of government officials concerned to clarify to the people that the government simply cannot give away money, but has to follow regulations and be transparent regarding disbursement of public money.
In his opening address at a seminar on “National Strategy in Action: Integrated Implementation for Thais”, organized by the Civil Service Commission’s Office for government officials, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of government officials building public understanding of the government’s roles and responsibilities.