Junta goes on TV to list its performance

national June 26, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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The ruling junta yesterday went on television to tell the public about the steps it has taken to solve problems during its first month in power.

A special show, entitled “Monthly Summary of the NCPO’s Performance”, was broadcast on all television stations straight after the national anthem at 6pm yesterday.

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), led by Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha, seized power on May 22.

In the programme, the NCPO claimed that the confidence of consumers and investors in Thailand had risen after the coup. It also said that it had taken many actions and put in place measures to resolve certain problems, and has also paid rice farmers the large sums of money owed to them by the ousted government.

The NCPO also said it had increased efforts to tackle corruption, drugs trade, mafia-like behaviour, illegal gambling and forest encroachment.

The programme also showed the activities that the NCPO held in different provinces as part of its effort to end political conflicts and bring about reconciliation. The programme also portrayed the positive reactions the NCPO’s measures have received from the general public.

“However, many problems have accumulated over a long time and it will take time to solve them. There are many problems that the NCPO can’t solve alone. We need cooperation from others,” the announcement said.

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