NCPO will ease role when cabinet starts work


BANGKOK, Sept 2 — Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told the 13th meeting of the council today that NCPO would finish their urgent tasks before the new cabinet official begins their work.

The premier would address the policy statement to the National Legislative Assembly before the cabinet starts working.

Gen Prayuth said that afterwards the NCPO’s duties would be limited to maintaining internal peace and security and protecting natural resources.

He also said that the NCPO would later consider relaxing the imposition of the martial law.

Regarding the work of his cabinet, Gen Prayuth said he wanted all ministers to recruit knowledgeable and capable people to assist in their work so that it would be achieved within next year.

Regarding about 6,000 candidates who are vying for their seats in the National Reform Council, Gen Prayuth said that knowledgeable and capable applicants would be chosen and their selection would be fair.