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12 April 2007 :: 21:04:22 pm 29674

PM Asserts He Will Finish His Tasks

BANGKOK, April 12 , An upbeat Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont on Thursday strongly denied persistent rumours that he has lost heart for his job, and that he planned to call it quits, saying he still had every intention to finish the tasks he has been given.
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The Thai prime minister said that during the next six months, he will do his best to solve the country’s problems in a peaceful manner. 

However, if there is any circumstance that could become a political crisis, he said he is prepared to step down to avoid controntation that could lead to a bloody situation, he said. 

“I do not want to see fighting among Thais,” he affirmed, “and I will try my best to avoid such a situation.” 

The prime minister told a press conference after the Songkran New Year ceremony held at Government House in which government officials and cabinet ministers had the opportunity to offer him their good wishes for Songkran. 

Asked whether he would confirm to foreign investors that he would finish his term, the prime minister said he could only say that, yes, he would finish his tasks. 

Gen. Surayud added that he had always remained devoted to duty during his working life. 

The prime minister denied he was under pressure from the Council for National Security (CNS), but he had held discussions with the military committee on a regular basis, particularly measures to solve the nation’s problems. 

Confirming that his relations with the CNS remained firm, he reiterated that there would be neither a repeat from the same coup-makers, or a counter coup as many worry. 

Asked whether a cabinet reshuffle was needed to improve the performance of government, Gen. Surayud said that he would discuss this matter with the cabinet members themselves. 

However, the premier said he can confirm that all ministers were working hard and effectively but that their performances were not publicised to the public. 

Cabinet members are honest, he affirmed, and had no hidden agenda, but intend to help solve the country’s problems, he said. 

Gen. Surayud also denied he has colluded and made a secret deal with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, although he did admit that he had spoken with the fallen premier by telephone twice but the topic covering measures to solve the country’s problem peacefully. 

He recommended that Mr. Thaksin return to the kingdom only after the general election, expected to be held in December.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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