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Group sets deadline for Prayut to step down by June 24

A LAWYER who is a representative of the “Thai People ” group today (June 8th) submitted a letter at the Government House calling on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign by June 24, Siam Rath newspaper said this afternoon.

The lawyer, Mr. Nitithorn Lumlua, or Lawyer Nok Khao, urged Gen. Prayut to quit as in his group’s opinion he has reached the end of his political road.

The Thai People group also does not think changing a premier in the midst of the war against coronavirus is akin to changing horses mid-stream. They pointed out that doctors and nurses are performing well despite the distribution of vaccines being problematic. Moreover the Prayut government has blamed the people for spreading coronavirus.

Nitithorn added that this government has a corruption problem even though Gen. Prayut has made fighting it a national priority. Moreover it has allowed unqualified people to serve as ministers.

To solve these problems a nation-building government is required, he said, adding that the prime minister must not be from the political party list.

Nitithorn also pointed out that his group’s approach is consistent with that of  Mr. Jatuporn Prompan, the head of the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), but they are independent of each other.

Tomorrow, June 9, the group will submit a letter to the Senate at the parliament building. The next day it will be submitting a letter to the Supreme Court. On June 11 it will be meeting people in various communities to hear their problems and on June 24 they will return to the Government House to ask for Prime Minister Prayut’s reply.


Thai People group’s representative Nitithorn talking to the press outside the Government House today. Photos: Siam Rath


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