Prayut ‘grateful’ for donations during his charity TV appearance
The Prime Minister is grateful for all donations made on Tuesday while he staffed the phone for a government TV programme, said Government Spokesman Narumon Pinyosinwat on Wednesday.
The donations from individuals, government agencies and the private sector totalled Bt263 million, with Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha making a personal donation of Bt100,000 to the government’s charity bank account.
Actor Bin Banluerit, whose own charity for flood victims has raised above Bt260 million, also joined the programme to help answer donor phone calls.
Officials have pledged that all the money donated through the government bank account will be carefully distributed to the flood victims. The official aid budget has not yet passed through regulatory proceedings as not all data has been collected for damaged property and casualties.