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Apply wide definition of ‘security’ in governing, King tells new Cabinet

Dec 01. 2017
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By The Nation

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His Majesty the King on Thursday blessed the fifth Cabinet of the Prayut government, asking them to pay attention to security as well as culture.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday night led his fifth Cabinet to take the oath of office before King Rama X at the Amphorn Satharn Villa in the Dusit Palace.

Deputy Education Minister Udom Kachintorn said His Majesty the King told the Cabinet members to help take care of security beyond political stability. The security mentioned by the King, he added, included every aspect of people’s lives, including food security, public safety, as well as happiness.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn told them to use wisdom to guide their acts, something that the deputy minister said he has adopted and would adapt to his work at the ministry.

“It’s something that we will look back on, whether we taught our people to develop and possess it throughout their lives,” said Udom.

Science and Technology Minister Suwit Maesincee said His Majesty the King blessed all Cabinet members, wishing them success in working for the country.

The Cabinet members embraced his speech and will adapt it to their work, he said.

Suwit said the country is now moving towards the Thailand 4.0 policy and he as the science and technology minister would steer it toward tangible results in technology and innovations.

Agriculture Minister Krisada Boonrat, said His Majesty the King gave guidance to be determined to work for the country, while having security and people’s happiness in mind.

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