Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised to dedicate every hour of his time to the good of the country and the people.
In his New Year’s pledge, which was posted on his Facebook page in the form of a 15-second video clip, the Prime Minister said I am determined to solve all problems and initiate new things, I promise to use every hour of every day to its fullest. I will not stop working for the nation and the people so long as I am still strong physically and mentally.
In the same clip, the Prime Minister also wished the people happiness, success and for their hopes to be fulfilled.
For the New Year, the Prime Minister and his wife led cabinet ministers and their spouses to sign a book of good wishes for Their Majesties the King and Queen at the Grand Palace.
Super Poll, meanwhile, reported that 79.5% of respondents said that they wished for an improved economic situation when they prayed on New Year’s Eve.
74.6% of those surveyed said they prayed for public peace and order, 66.5% wished for protection from crimes, 64.3% wished for national unity, 62.7% prayed for solutions to youth and social problems and 40.2% wished for justice and fairness.
82.1% of the respondents wished to become rich, 79.2% prayed for good health, 70.5% for promotions and 68.8% for family happiness and harmony.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)