Thailand’s Government House fully reopened today

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BANGKOK, June 2 – Senior Thai government officials this morning arrived at a Government House that is fully reopened, with Panadda Diskul, acting permanent secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, outlining his policies to office staff as the order of the day..

Government House had been cordoned off, occupied by demonstrators for seven months, but a thorough cleanup over the weekend made ready the facility for its reopening.

Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew, deputy chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), arrived at his office in Government House this morning as well, before departing for an NCPO meeting at Army headquarters. Army and NCPO chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha chaired the meeting today.

Mr Panadda, also deputy permanent secretary for interior, said today’s NCPO meeting would follow up the work of concerned agencies and introduce additional policies. The NCPO is promoting unity among government officials so that they can set a good example for national reconciliation among the general public, he said.

Mr Panadda said he would also discuss regulations and guidelines for work with Government House staff on Thursday and organize religious ceremonies for blessing Government House and its officials. He said he had no idea when the new government would assume office there.