Future Forward Party seen as beacon of hope
Worachet Pakeerut is the leader of Nitirat, a group of progressive law scholars, and a law professor at Thammasat University. He talks to <b>NATTAYA CHETCHOTIROS</b> about the emergence of Anakhot Thai (the Future Forward Party) headed by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and Piyabutr Saengkanokkul.
What are your views on the new party, which is drawing public attention even though it has yet to announce its party manifesto or any policies?
I can't give any assessment of this party because it has yet to be formally set up. But the party has really started with a big splash. Mr Thanathorn appears very likable in the media and his style of talking is captivating. He has a character that can make people impressed. But I've never met him in person. I only know him from the media. Nonetheless, I'm impressed when he said that he would not expect to do less than "change the country". That was an impressive and powerful statement. It shows leadership. By the way, Mr Thanathorn also made a good choice regarding the party's name.