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Govt leaders visiting flooded zones ‘not a sign of House dissolution’


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

THE OFFICIAL VISITS of government leaders to flood-hit provinces are ”irrelevant” to possibilities of a dissolution of the House of Representatives which may otherwise warrant a general election in near future, said a government MP today (Oct. 6).

Palang Pracharath MP Phai Lick dismissed speculation that the House dissolution might probably be looming sooner than later, given the unusually frequent visits to the flood-hit areas being officially paid by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and former deputy agriculture and cooperatives minister Thammanat Prompow.

Prawit and Thammanat currently perform as leader and secretary-general of the Palang Pracharath Party respectively whereas Phai currently acts as deputy secretary-general of the ruling party. 

Prayut and Thammanat are separately scheduled to visit Nakhon Sri Thammarat and Lopburi respectively tomorrow while Prawit is set to visit Sa Kaeo on Oct. 8. Thammanat was deposed from the Prayut cabinet following last month’s no-confidence motion at parliament.

Phai said those government leaders were merely addressing the woes of the flood victims rather than building popularity among the affected villagers in purported preparation for the next election which is yet to follow a House dissolution.

He suggested the Palang Pracharath MPs who may represent the constituencies where the government leaders are visiting or those in nearby areas accompany them to the affected areas.

His comments apparently followed unofficial declarations of various parties to promote their respective candidates for head of a post-election government while the premier has as yet remained tight-lipped over the possibilities of a House dissolution.


Top: Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow visiting flooded areas of Ayutthaya province recently. 

Home Page: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visiting a flooded province recently. Photos: Siam Rath

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