Prayut confirms spokesman has quit

national May 16, 2015 01:00

By THE NATION

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GOVERNMENT spokesman Yongyuth Mayalarp has resigned from his post, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed yesterday.



Prayut said Yongyuth had resigned due to a health problem but did not go into details. Yongyuth could not be reached yesterday.

Prayut said he has assigned General Wilart Arunsri, the cabinet secretary, to act as caretaker spokesperson while Maj-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd would continue in his capacity as deputy government spokesperson.
“I am not appointing anyone yet and I will do it when necessary because at the moment the work can be continued [without Yongyuth],” the PM said.
Asked by reporters if there had been problems with the government in explaining its accomplishments to the public, Prayut said no.
“There’s no problem. I can clarify everything. I have been doing this on behalf [of spokespersons] every day anyhow. Please don’t write and make this an issue. [The resignation] was done voluntarily and there was no conflict…” Prayut said.

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