Privy Council President Prem Tinsulanonda has voiced his support for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to run the country and praised him for preserving “Thainess”.
“I’m glad he is our country’s leader and a role model for all Thais for giving importance to Thainess,” Prem said.
Prem praised Prayut as the premier led his Cabinet members, commanders-in-chief, the national police chief and other top officials to visit Prem at his Si Sao Thewes residence to mark Songkran, the Thai new year.
The group paid respect to Prem in a water ceremony and received his blessing.
Prem said he hoped Prayut would succeed in his work and service of his motherland.
The veteran political figure asked about Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan who did not attend the ritual. Prayut said his deputy was on leave for heart bypass surgery.