Playing field tilted to regime

Playing field tilted to regime

No matter how many former MPs the newly formed "three amigos" political group, or Sam Mitr, will eventually recruit for Phalang Pracharat, their alleged actions seem contrary to the spirit of the election law and the political ban -- both of which are the work of the military regime.

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and other members of his government have tried to distance themselves from the group. But they have shown little concern that Sam Mitr's political activities may not be in line with the law or the political ban.

While Phalang Pracharat is a party committed to helping Gen Prayut remain as prime minister after the election next year, its political power and prowess are weak. That is why the three amigos group was approached and formed.

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