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Thai prime minister not quitting for botching oath

AP  |  Bangkok 

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he is not quitting despite facing mounting criticism for failing to properly take his oath of office.

Prayuth led members of his Cabinet to be inaugurated in a ceremony presided over by the Thai king on July 16.

However, he omitted a phrase while taking the oath where he was supposed to pledge that he will uphold every aspect of the constitution. The omission has raised questions over whether the inauguration was legally valid.

Prayuth, the former army chief who led a military coup in 2014, told reporters Friday that he was continuing to conduct his duties "to the best of my abilities because I am the prime minister.

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First Published: Fri, August 09 2019. 16:35 IST