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Northeastern MPs of Pheu Thai will meet Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong this weekend to lobby for more cabinet seats, a party source said on Wednesday. 

About 20-30 MPs from Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani and Nong Khai provinces will try to convince the fugitive former prime minister to increase the ministerial portfolios for the northeastern region from five to six or seven seats, the source said.

Pracha Prasobdee, the Pheu Thai representative for Samut Prakan, said he had heard some of his fellow MPs talking about the trip.

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