Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan
Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan

Prawit tells ministers to go on front foot to counter false information

politics November 14, 2017 15:56

By The Nation

2,417 Viewed

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has instructed fellow Cabinet members to use an offensive strategy in performing their duties, as there was an ongoing attempt to discredit government officials by disseminating false information.



After Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, Government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said that Prawit, who chaired the meeting, had ordered ministers to work in accordance with Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s instructions and as they had pledged to the PM.

“There has been mudslinging, distortion and distribution of false information to discredit government officials. We admit that some [things that are said] are true, but others are not,” Sansern said.

The deputy PM also told ministers to explain and update their work to the public, he added.