Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday expressed concern over participating in the Phalang Pracharat Party’s election campaigning, saying that it risked him being targeted by his opponents.
In response to the party’s plan to have Prayut, its candidate for PM in the upcoming general election, take the stage in its rallies, the premier said he needed to consult his legal team about what he could or could not do.
“I have to be more careful. I know that many people plan to sue me or target me [for supposedly violating certain laws.] So, please feel for me and don’t be too hard on me,” he told the media during a press conference after the weekly Cabinet meeting.
Phalang Pracharat will hold a major rally in Nakhon Ratchasima this Sunday, and asked Prayut to take part as the province is his hometown.
The Election Commission earlier ruled that the premier could participate in such events despite his current status in the government.