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PM Prayut donates 100,000 baht to help flood victims

The Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, is supporting a public relations activity organized to receive donations from members of the public interested in helping flood victims. The Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Tewan Liptapallop, said today the government is to broadcast a fundraising program for the flood victims this evening, and the Prime Minister has personally donated 100,000 baht to help those affected. The government will see whether they are in need of necessities or cash.

The Social Development and Human Security Minister, Juti Krairiksh, led a group of outstanding children and youths to meet with the Prime Minister before a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The young representatives were selected for their contributions in the field of art and culture. They are to organize a fair on Saturday (Sept 21) to encourage young people to express their thoughts and ideas, improve their competencies and show their creativity.

The Culture Minister, Ittipol Khunpluem, has helped promote an event to promote Thai traditions and way of life, including a merit-making ceremony in Nakhon Si Thammarat next month, a Buddha statue bathing ceremony in Phetchabun province and the Vegetarian Festival in Chonburi and Phuket provinces.

The Prime Minister said he will check the water drainage issue during his visit to Nakhon Si Thammarat to ensure that the government is managing water resources thoroughly. The Prime Minister also paid homage to Buddha Thammacha, the main Buddha statue of Phetchabun province. During the Buddha statue bathing ceremony, he prayed for peace and order in the country and for all civil servants to succeed in their work. He called on everyone to recognize the importance of the country’s culture and traditions and help preserve them. He said the country won’t move forward if its citizens forget their origins.

Alexander Albon Ansusinha, a 20-year-old Thai-British racing driver currently driving in Formula One (F1), has paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister. The F1 driver gave his autographed racing suit to the Prime Minister, who said he was glad that a Thai person is bringing fame to the country.
NNT Thailand

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