By Thai Newsroom Reporters
OUTSPOKEN PHEU THAI MP Chalerm Yubumrung yesterday (Oct.4) dared de facto party boss Thaksin Shinawatra to depose him from the core coalition partner.
Chalerm said his personal relationship with Thaksin has completely ended after the de facto Pheu Thai boss had allegedly confided to some partisan members that he had found him and his son, former Pheu Thai MP Wan Yubumrung, to be “utterly irritating.”
Chalerm, the only Pheu Thai MP who declined to vote Srettha Thavisin for prime minister, is the fifth-ranking MP on the party list who has been allegedly disappointed for not being given a cabinet seat.
Without elaborating, the maverick lawmaker said the de facto Pheu Thai boss had not given him a cabinet seat only because he viewed him and his son as being “utterly irritating.”
From his hospital bed in Police Hospital, Thaksin allegedly managed to set up a Pheu Thai-led coalition government and allocate portfolios among coalition partners via his right-hand man Bhumtham Wechayachai who has been named deputy prime minister-cum-commerce minister.
Daring Thaksin to have the Pheu Thai executive board oust him from his party at any time, the grumpy Chalerm put it:
“You used impolite words to pick on me. Now I will turn my back on you forever.
“There’s nothing more to talk about with you. It’s all too late now,” Chalerm said, referring to Thaksin but did not elaborate.
Chalerm, his son and his grandson, Archawin, visited Thaksin and his sister/deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who had successfully pushed for the naming of Srettha as partisan candidate for prime minister, somewhere in Hong Kong four years ago.
Top from left: Thaksin Shinawatra, Wan Yubamrung, Chalerm Yubamrung and Yingluck Shinawatra in Singapore in 2017.
Front Page: Chalerm Yubamrung, left, and Thaksin Shinawatra, right, File photos: Sanook.com