Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is also leader of the National Council of Peace and Order, said on Tuesday that he will stop delivering his weekly televised speech from March 29 onwards.
His programme, known as the King’s Philosophy for Sustainable Development, is broadcast on every Friday evening.
“I will speak just one more time,” Prayut said on Tuesday after emerging from a Cabinet meeting. “I have already shared my vision, my viewpoints and my work approach via this programme for about five years now. Many have asked when I will stop. My answer is on March 29.”
After March 29, his weekly televised speech will be replaced by announcements about the preparations being made for His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation.
His Majesty has reigned over Thailand since the passing of his father, King Rama IX, in 2016.