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5 hours ago, webfact said:

PM Dampens Speculation Of Taking Over Defence Portfolio
By Thai Newsroom Reporters



Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin visiting de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra, above, and waving to supporters outside the latter’s house, Photo: Naewna


PRIME MINISTER SRETTHA Thavisin today (Apr. 16) downplayed speculation he himself would likely replace Suthin Khlangsang as defence minister in concurrent fashion, repeatedly saying nothing about an imminent cabinet reshuffle can be confirmed by him for the time being.


Srettha has remained non-committal to any hush-hush moves toward the first round of a cabinet reshuffle, saying nothing about it can be said with clarity at the moment though many people may anticipate it even sooner than later.


The Pheu Thai-backed prime minister has been largely expected to leave the seat of finance minister which he has been assuming in concurrent fashion since Day One of the Pheu Thai-led government to Stock Exchange of Thailand chair Pichai Chunhavajira and instead to take the seat of defence minister concurrently as well.


“That I have occasionally held talks with military commanders does not necessarily mean I would probably assume the portfolio of defence.


Full story: THAI NEWSROOM 2024-04-17


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the old fox is pulling some strings... 

Anutin ousted as dep PM?

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1 hour ago, khunpeer said:

PM Dampens Speculation Of Taking Over Defence Portfolio

There's no point - he'll be gone in six months; all the major defence sweeteners have been allocated; Thailand has already been invaded.

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