PM brushed aside cabinet reshuffle rumor


BANGKOK, 15 May 2013 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is ready to listen to certain group’s opposition to the THB530 billion flood prevention plans of the government. 

In response to groups planning to question or protest against the water management projects at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai, Prime Minister Yingluck said opinions are welcomed for the sake of true democratic spirit, adding that the government is not in anyway trying to bar a rightful expression of opinions.

The Premier also brushed aside the speculation of a possible cabinet reshuffle of 6 ministers, including the minister of interior post.

As for the solution to the strengthening baht, the Prime Minister anticipated a close cooperation between Finance Minister Kittirat Na Ranong and Bank of Thailand Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul in dealing with the issue.

Prime Minister Yingluck personally viewed that despite holding opposing opinions, both Mr. Kittirat and Mr. Prasarn are committed to the same goals of stabilizing the baht.