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Strong response after Thammanat highlights plight of performers

FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow drew attention to the plight of entertainers as many of them are now starving after over two years of the Covid pandemic wreaking havoc with some netizens commenting that he should quickly remove this coalition government, Matichon newspaper said this evening (Feb. 20).

Thammanant, who is an MP from Phayao, said in his Facebook post that today the life of comedians is not at all funny as he found out during a meal he had with some senior comedians, singers and songwriters.

During a discussion on life during the Covid pandemic they all said in one voice that they were really suffering and had now reached the point of having to skip meals.

He added that he was really sorry for them.

The post attracted comments from Thai netizens who said if he pitied them then he should quickly get rid of this government.

Thammanat along with a clique of 20 MPs under his command were recently expelled from Palang Pracharath Party with the majority having joined Thai Economic Party which is led by Thephasadin na Ayudhya, a close associate of Deputy Prime Minister and head of the former party Prawit Wongsuwan.

Thammanat and Naruemon Pinyosinwat were ousted as deputy agriculture & cooperatives minister and deputy labour minister respectively following a censure debate and no-confidence motion last September.

This followed a hush-hush plot allegedly orchestrated by Thammanat to have certain coalition MPs abstain from voting in support of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.


Top: MP Thammanat Prompow, left, and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, right. Photo: Matichon

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