MP 'Madame Dear' quits PPRP

MP 'Madame Dear' quits PPRP

Watanya Bunnag (Photo: Parliament)
Watanya Bunnag (Photo: Parliament)

List-MP Watanya Bunnag, also known as Madame Dear, has resigned from the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), forfeiting her House seat, in a show of discontent after a bid to amend the election bill collapsed for lack of a quorum on Monday.

Ms Watanya announced her resignation on her Facebook page on Tuesday, ending her 1,168 days as a party-list MP for Palang Pratcharath.

She said she was disappointed to see the parliament, which was supposed to be an institution the people could rely on, become an arena for political games. This eroded the people's faith in the legislature. 

In her view, parliament was no longer a place where MPs perform their duties to the best of their ability, in response to the people's needs.

She thanked Gen Prawit Wongsuwon, the PPRP leader, and party executives, as well as all party members, for giving her a chance to work in parliament.

Ms Wantana reportedly visited Gen Prawit to bid farewell, at the Office of the Five Provinces Forest Foundation in the 1st Infantry Regiment headquarters in Phayathai district.

Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, next on the list, will replace her as a party-list MP for the PPRP.

The failed amendment would have changed the criteria used to select party-list MPs and increased the representation of small parties in the House.  


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (11)

Second move

Graft busters petition court to sack suspended cabinet minister and accused land encroacher Kanokwan Vilawan and ban her from politics for up to 10 years.

18:43

More asset seizures

Authorities seize a luxury resort and cars, worth about 3 billion baht in all, from the alleged Chinese triad boss known as "Tuhao" accused of involvement in the drug trade.

18:21

Torture suspects

Police ask Interpol to help track two Polish men who left the country last month after a savage attack on a Cambodian woman in Pattaya.

18:11