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Reform committees to complement the 20-year strategy: PM Prayut

Reform committees to complement the 20-year strategy: PM Prayut

WEDNESDAY, August 16, 2017

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday that the newly appointed reform committees focusing on 11 key areas were meant to complement the government’s 20-year strategy.

He said the reform committees had eight months to come up with plans for national reforms.
Prayut also defended the composition of the 11 new panels, saying that their members came from several groups in society – and were not just retired bureaucrats as had been claimed. However, he added that there needed to be bureaucrats included as they had good working knowledge about the bureaucratic system and its problems.
The PM also invited politicians and people from other groups to join the reform committees, as there were still vacant seats.
He was asked if the post-coup government’s reform efforts had already failed, as many of reform panel members were from the now-defunct National Reform Committee and National Reform Steering Assembly. Prayut said those reform assemblies had done a lot of work but more needed to be done.
“We need the reform committees to map out a national reform and strategy plan. This kind of work needs time and you should be patient. Things have become better,” he said.