Prime Minister urges Thais to subscribe to Prompt-pay system


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha urged all Thais to subscribe to Prompt-pay system, assuring that their personal information will not be leaked out to unauthorized people.


In his weekly “Returning Happiness to the People” address, the prime minister noted that Prompt-pay system is like ATM system when it was first introduced in this country which was viewed with suspicion by a lot of people who were afraid that some unscrupulous people might be able to steal their money with their ATM cards.

But look at today, an individual may have several ATM cards and the system has become common, said the prime minister, adding however that Prompt-pay system is something new and several people are not sure that their personal information may be vulnerable to hacking.

He claimed that, so far, more than 9.7 million people have already registered to use Prompt-pay system which make it much easier, more convenient and less expensive for them to transfer money online.

On top of that, he said that the government would use the Prompt-pay system as a channel through which tax refund or social welfare fees will be returned to taxpayers and pensioners respectively.

Prompt-pay system, the new order on Sor Por Kor land occupation and registration of low income-earners who earn not more than 100,000 baht a year each are parts of the government’s plan to set the foundation for sustainable development of the country, said the prime minister.