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Prawit shrugs off protests over naming ex-deputy Democrat leader as his adviser

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

PALANG PRACHARATH PARTY leader Prawit Wongsuwan today (Oct. 11) downplayed ongoing protests within the ruling party against the naming of a former Democrat Party leader as one of his advisers.

Prawit, who concurrently acts as deputy premier, commented that he could clear up any troubles among the party’s rank and file involving the naming of Pirapan Salirathavibhaga as his adviser and that he considered such matters as ”trivial and private.”

Without elaborating, Prawit reassured he could effortlessly talk it over with those who may find the naming of Pirapan somewhat dissatisfactory.  

He made his comments amidst news reports that several Palang Pracharath MPs were strongly protesting against the naming of Pirapan, who had defected from the Democrat Party to become adviser to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

The Palang Pracharath Party leader declined to comment whether Pirapan who has recently registered himself as member of Prawit’s party might probably be named one of its candidates for head of a post-election government in addition to Prayut. In the meantime, Pirapan is more or less speculated to be given a ministerial seat in a new Prayut cabinet.

Apart from Pirapan, Sam Mit faction head/Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin was as well named adviser to the Palang Pracharath Party leader.


Pirapan is now Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit’s adviser. Photos: Siam Rath


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