Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha denied rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle, saying he had issued no such orders and fully supported all ministers who have joined him through good and bad times over the past eight months.
Speculation that the government was about to reshuffle the Cabinet surfaced due to a weak economy and lower-than-expected export figures.
Prayut said all ministers were doing their best, though there was a need to change the attitude of some government officials to boost creativity.
Asked if there was any ministry that needed particular reinforcement, the premier said they all need help. Prayut added that opinion polls suggest that the administration is stable and doing okay.
As for the lacklustre economy, he attributed it to state of the global economy and urged people to stop complaining, saying it would encourage consumers to spend less.
He then jokingly asked if any of the journalists had less than Bt500 (S$21) in his or her wallet. "Let's not cause panic," he added.