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Pheu Thai sticks to Srettha while Move Forward refuses to back him


SOON after Move Forward Party declined to support Pheu Thai’s prime-ministerial candidate Srettha Thavisin the latter camp’s leader Chonlanan Srikaew said MPs attending a meeting today (Aug. 15) had decided to continue nominating him to take the helm of the government, Naewna newspaper said.

It is expected that the next House/Senate meeting to vote for a prime minister will either be held on August 18 or August 21 with Pheu Thai preferring the former date.

Asked for his reaction to Move Forward’s resolution to not support Srettha for prime minister, Chonlanan said his party has no response to this decision because it is a political resolution with different parties having different opinions.

He added that his camp respected the decision of every party without any interference and that they could work with all sides in all dimensions with Move Forward’s decision not leading to a conflict.

Asked if the “uncles’ camps”, that is Palang Pracharath led by Prawit “Uncle Pom” Wongsuwan and Ruam Thai Sang Chart de facto led by caretaker prime minister Prayut “Uncle Tu” Chan-o-cha, had officially joined the Pheu Thai-led coalition government, the party’s deputy leader Bhumtham Wechayachai, known as de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra’s right-hand man, replied this could only be official after an official cooperation is announced.

Questioned about political activist Chuwit Kamolvisit’s new allegation linking Srettha to another suspected property scam involving the purchase of a land plot in Thong Lor area possibly leading to senators not voting him, Bhumtham said people know Chuwit well and he continuously makes allegations but Srettha’s qualifications are in accordance to the rules and regulations in selecting the Prime Minister with various processes having confirmed this.


Top: Pheu Thai’s meeting attended by its MPs today. Photo: Matichon

Front Page from left: Pheu Thai deputy leader Bhumtham Wechayachai,, leader Chonlanan Srikaew and secretary-general Prasert Chanthararuangthong. Photo: Thai Rath

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