Prayut seeks ‘Mr Right’ to take over top job


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday said he would be happy to have a better person replace him as premier of Thailand and claimed he is tired of using his authority.

“If in the future, there is a person who is better, more capable and more honest than me, similarly honest, [he or she] would continue the work and be in charge of the country,” he said.

“But being in power is not a fun matter. I exercised a lot of power when I was the army chief for four years.

I am fed up with using power. I used the power to take care of good people and punish people who do bad things. Only two [kinds of exercising power] are difficult enough already.”

He made his remarks as a keynote speaker at a course-opening event at the Thailand National Defence College.

He said he had never expected to be prime minister and was surprised he had been in the post for six years.


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