BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has delivered a speech at the Asia Society, saying the government has addressed many problems through different mechanisms over the past six years. He said Thailand is a fully democratic country, following the general election, adding that internal conflicts are common in all countries and the government is solving them through legal means.
At the Asia Society in New York City, Gen. Prayut said the democratic system is the best form of government in the world and is widely accepted by the international community. He said people should understand that, if Thailand receives cooperation, all problems can be solved and conflicts will be reduced. Speaking of the political situation, he said the issues will have to be handled according to legal procedures and the people must not be affected. Throughout six years of administration, the government has listened to all problems and addressed them through different mechanisms, not only military approaches, he said. The government has been working proactively and settled many issues. The international community has also recognized Thailand as a fully democratic country after the March 24 election.
While Gen. Prayut was delivering his speech, a protester held up a sign and shouted the Prime Minister’s name. Security officers escorted the protester out of the conference room. The Prime Minister greeted the protester briefly before continuing his speech.