Gen Prayut and deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, the regime's legal eagle, insisted the four ministers were not breaking any laws by not quitting the cabinet. In the past, Gen Prayut has spoken ill of politicians who he says damaged the country with their greed. Even the most naive observers acknowledge this spending is a tactic to gain a political advantage for Gen Prayut and Co. Gen Prayut also appeared to blur the lines when he reportedly meddled in election affairs under the responsibility of the Election Commission. The abrupt redrawing was endorsed by a Section 44 issued by Gen Prayut.
Source: Bangkok Post December 15, 2018 21:56 UTC