Pay heed to the political rumour mill

Pay heed to the political rumour mill

On the surface, the official emergence of the Palang Pracharath Party is all about a happy Prime Minister (now and in the future) Prayut Chan-o-cha.
On the surface, the official emergence of the Palang Pracharath Party is all about a happy Prime Minister (now and in the future) Prayut Chan-o-cha.

In Thai politics, rumours often prove to be true over time.

The latest example took place on Saturday when four cabinet ministers of the Prayut Chan-o-cha government were officially chosen as leader and executives of the Palang Pracharath Party (PPP). Before that, rumour had it that the party was set to be a vehicle to bring Gen Prayut back as prime minister after a general election tentatively planned for Feb 24.

The four ministers are Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana who was voted as the leader at the party's general assembly, Science and Technology Minister Suvit Maesincee as deputy leader, Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong as secretary-general and Prime Minister's Office Minister Kobsak Pootrakool as spokesman and party executive.

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Soonruth Bunyamanee

Bangkok Post Editor

Bangkok Post Editor

Email : soonruthb@bangkokpost.co.th


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