Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has delivered a policy statement before the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), following the appointment and the swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet.

Rendering his speech at the Parliament House before the legislative body, which was hand-picked by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), Gen Prayuth pledged that the newly-appointed government will push reforms in all areas in hopes of bringing about peace, unity, and sustainable development to the nation.

He also touched on the problem of corruption, saying that it is urgent and the government will be willing to do whatever it can to prevent and tackle all corruption practices.

He went on to say that the cabinet will adopt the King’s approach, working through understanding, accessibility and development as well as his philosophy of sufficiency economy.

He also vowed that the government will bring economic stability and a strong foundation to Thailand in an attempt to allow the country and its people to move forward in a sustainable manner.

Other policies given by the prime minister ranged from the protection of the royal institution to national security, the elimination of social gaps, and the promotion of education, religion and culture, as well as the upgrading of laws and the justice system.

According to him, the government is determined to complete its efforts in the planned areas in a timely manner, so as to achieve concrete and effective results.

He also asked all ministries and state offices to draw up their own execution plans that must be implemented and completed within a year's time.

The policy statement followed the appointment of Gen Prayuth as the 29th Prime Minister of Thailand on August 24 and the royal endorsement of a cabinet on August 31.-VNA