FORMER Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said this evening (Nov. 23) in a Clubhouse chat, where he uses the alias Tony Woodsome, that the name of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s new party is similar to one set up by former Pheu Thai Party heavyweight Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, Matichon newspaper said.
At one point of his 21st Clubhouse discussion Thaksin mentioned that the name of this new party, Thai Sang San, is similar to Thai Sang Thai Party Sudarat launched last December.
He added that the person setting up the new Thai Sang San Party is Mr. Chatchai Promlert who recently retired from the post of undersecretary of interior.
When one of the participants asked him what he thought about Prayut staying silent when asked whether he is setting up a new party, Thaksin replied, “the law says staying silent means acquiescence.”
He added that he did not know if both Palang Pracharath Party and the new one would be naming the same person as prime minister.
He also pointed out that setting up a new party is difficult because of relatively low brand awareness but in the end during an election the party leader’s charisma is also important, this person has to have charisma.
Former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, top, and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Home Page. Top photo: Post Today, Home Page photo: Thai Rath