Democrats launch major campaign
- Published: 21 Oct 2013 at 13.19
- Online news:
The Democrat Party-led opposition on Monday launched a two-month campaign to put measures to combat corruption high on the agenda and point out the government's failure to cope with major problems.
The campaign was launched today to coincide with the end of the first half of the government's four-year term in office and the beginning of the second half.
Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said his party would inform the people of economic and political problems, so they would know that the government had set wrong priorities, adhering only to furthering the interests of itself and its associates, rather than the people and the country.
The party intends to present itself as a better choice, while emphasising the government has been plagued with corruption.
Since there are limitations on how the opposition can communicate with the people through mainstream media outlets, the Democrat Party invites people to voice their opinions via the internet and online social networks, he said.
From today until Oct 28, people were invited to state their opinions on corruption via the Democrat Party's Facebook and Fanpage sites, he said.
After that the party would go on tour, visiting areas where the people have been affected by corruption, such as that inherent in the rice-pledging scheme, Mr Abhisit said.