PM won’t meddle in military affairs


BANGKOK, 1 July 2013 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has said she will not meddle in the military affairs, while affirming that there is no conflict between her and Pol Capt Chalerm Yubamrung. 

According to Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has just becmme the first woman to take the helm of the Ministry of Defense, she will not meddle in any of the the military affairs. She said the reason why she wanted to supervise the Defense Ministry was that she wanted to work more closely with the military and to better understand the military process.

As for the axing of Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, MissYingluck said the adjustment was made based on suitability and appropriateness; praising Mr Boongsong for his role in creating jobs and income for farmers.

When asked about the transfer of Pol Capt Chalerm Yubamrung to the Ministry of Labor, the Premier brushed aside rumors that she had problems with him, adding that she considered all ministries equally important, and that Pol Capt Chalerm could help the Labor Ministry in terms of laws and regulations.