If in any way red-shirt firebrand Jatuporn Promphan is lucky in love, he is certainly not lucky in politics. For the third time in a row, he has been left out in the cold after his name did not appear in the latest cabinet lineup, unlike his red shirt partner, Nattawut Saikuar, whose political path seems to be littered with rose petals.
Jatuporn Prompan at a Pheu Thai Party rally in June. Beneath the nonchalant public face, it appears he is embittered about missing out on a cabinet post.
Mr Nattawut was appointed deputy agriculture minister in the last cabinet, and this time is switched to the Commerce Ministry as a deputy minister reportedly to help defend embattled Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, who is a target in a planned censure debate by the Democrats over the controversial rice pledging scheme.
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