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PM dismisses rumours of alliance with opposition to form new government




Thai PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha has rubbished rumours that the ruling coalition parties plan to join forces with the opposition Pheu Thai party to form a new government. While the PM initially didn’t respond to the question, instead bidding reporters a good day and walking away, he did mumble that he had enough of a headache with just one party.

Thai PBS World reports that Deputy PM, Prawit Wongsuwan, also dismissed the question, accusing the media of being behind the speculation, as he pointed a finger at reporters gathered at Government House.

“You go and ask the one who spread the rumour.”

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda has dismissed rumours he’s planning to set up a political party with the PM and interior Permanent Secretary, Chatchai Promlert. Anupong says he’s no political expert and has never considered creating a political party.

Since July, anti-government protests have been taking place around the country, with activists calling for the PM’s resignation, the dissolution of Parliament, and for fresh elections to be held.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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  1. Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    He will have reporters arrested next. He will not allow any other parties to share power.
    This PM is a dictator.

  2. Pedro

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Whoa, stop. ‘Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda says he’s no political expert’. So why is he a Politician and a Minister in a Government? Could it be simply because he is ex-Military, and was an active member of a military coup against a democratically elected civilian Government that represented the peoples wishes? In Thailand, I think all the ex-Military are not political experts, yet they run your country. That is why you have a continuing State of Emergency, have had curfews, alcohol bans, full lockdowns and currently have lots of restrictions on your freedoms, including the democratic right to protest.

    • Rinky Stingpiece

      Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7:48 am

      I think you have far too much faith in democracy, how many elections do you really believe are free and fair? How many voters do you really believe are informed and competent to vote? How honest do you think the information in the media and online presented to them is? Which “people’s wishes”?!

  3. Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Just declare an election and let the Thais decide who is right or wrong.
    But this ruler, because that what he is, will not allow an election.
    He knows he will be out.

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