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Prawit urged to stop giving aid to ‘two-faced’ MPs


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan has been suggested to stop granting aid to “two-faced” Palang Pracharath MPs who may only look to defect to the Bhumjaithai Party or any other camps.

Prawit who concurrently performs as deputy prime minister has been strongly advised that he stop providing any “tangible” support either on regular or special basis for those known to have intended to leave the largest coalition party for the Bhumjaithai Party or any others during a run-up to the next general election, said a partisan source today (Oct. 19).

Several Palang Pracharath MPs who were recently seen attending a birthday party for de facto Bhumjaithai leader Newin Chidchob in his home province of Buriram are believed to defect to the second-largest coalition partner sooner or later.

Prawit has been advised to closely tend to those who are not going to leave his camp and to stop “feeding” those lawmakers who may have been more or less tempted to defect for any personal reasons, said the partisan source without naming names.

Such an “unsuitable” phenomenon has occurred to the extent that those “two-faced” MPs have easy access to more than one source of “tangible” support at a time, according to the partisan source who only spoke on condition of anonymity.

Newin’s camp is not only speculated to become an archrival of the Pheu Thai Party but the Palang Pracharath Party vying for varied constituencies in all regions of the country during the next general election, expected early next year.

In the meantime, certain Pheu Thai MPs and other partisan members who may not have been picked as constituency-based candidates to run under the largest opposition party’s tickets again could probably be tempted to defect to the Palang Pracharath Party, he  said.

Instead of continually “feeding” those renegade MPs, the Palang Pracharath boss has been advised to look after some electoral contestants reportedly denied by the Pheu Thai Party, he said.


Top and Front Page: Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan addressing a party caucus, . Photos: Thai Rath

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