Prawit wishes Prayut success in pursuit of prolonged rule


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

PALANG PRACHARATH leader Prawit Wongsuwan has posted his heart out online extending good wishes for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s pursuit of sustained power after the general election.

On his Facebook page, Prawit today (Jan.13) expressed his “open-heart” views toward Prayut whom, he said, he has unfalteringly supported as head of a Palang Pracharath-led coalition government following the 2014 coup which the latter had orchestrated as army chief.

The Palang Pracharath boss who concurrently performs as deputy prime minister said there were times when he personally disagreed with some resolutions of the Prayut cabinet but kept himself tight-lipped for the sake of political etiquette.

Now that Prayut had already chosen to run for prime minister after the general election under the Ruam Thai Sang Chart tickets, Prawit wished him success along his new political path. Prayut has already been allowed by court to seek to prolong his rule for two more years after the nationwide election.

On his part, Prawit posted online to reassure that he will see to it that his ruling party will again become core of a post-election government.

Prawit who will most likely be named Palang Pracharath partisan contestant for prime minister said he could not put his feelings about Prayut into words.

However, the Palang Pracharath boss said his “Sam Por (PPP) Forever” sentiment will never change in reference to Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, Prayut and himself. The trio’s names mutually share the initial P in Thai alphabet and in Anupong’s case it stands for his nickname Pok.

The trio are former army generals who have reportedly fostered “fraternal” relationships among themselves since they used to be part of the same Burapa Payak barracks in the eastern region of the country and were all promoted as army chiefs.


Top and Front Page: Palang Pracharath Party leader-cum-Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan. Photos: Thai Rath

Insert: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Photo: Matichon

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