Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha Marks His 69th Birthday

Bangkok, Thailand

The Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha marked his 69th birthday today, March 21st, 2023.

The occasion was marked mostly by work as usual in Bangkok and the PM said to the Thai media that his focus was on the upcoming election campaign trail.

Elections in Thailand are set for May and the Prime Minister hopes to retain his seat, which will be based on MP’s and not directly voted for, but some polls have shown flagging popularity for Prayut.

General Prayut has been in charge in one way or another since he took power in a coup in 2014 and was later elected prime Minister. He has long been the subject of various protests and criticism but also has his share of supporters as well.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.