Government spokesman: No additional public days during Sept 24-27

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The idea floated by the Tourism Authority of Thailand for the government to declare September 24-27 public holidays to promote tourism has been shot down as the issue was not discussed at the cabinet on Wednesday nor will it be discussed by the cabinet.

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Government spokesman Maj-Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd told reporters after the cabinet meeting that the government would not declare more public holidays during September 24-27 as speculated.

Then he referred to an earlier remark by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha that additional public holidays must be kept at appropriate level and that they should not be meant for tourism promotion, but should take into account other aspects as well, such as the economy.