PM vows to help disaster-hit people in SEA


BANGKOK, 28 December 2014 – Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over the current natural disasters in Malaysia, Philippines and southern provinces of Thailand. The PM said the Thai government was ready to do the utmost in helping them. 

Government Spokesman Yongyuth Maiyalarp said the premier had instructed the Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur and consulates in Penang and Kota Bharu to closely monitor the situation and to be on standby to assist Thai people in the disaster-affected areas. The PM also pledged assistance for the typhoon-hit Philippines, said the spokesman.

Gen. Prayuth traveled to the submerged southern border provinces last week. He asked government units there to urgently help those who suffered from the inundation.