Phuket

New party to contest mayoral poll

PHUKET TOWN: About 500 people turned out for the launch of a new political party this week – the Sangsan Party (Creative Party – CP). The new party will field candidates in Phuket Town municipal elections and seek to topple the Khon Num (Young Turks) Party from the mayoral seat. The new party was officially launched at Phuket Polytechnic College on Wednesday evening. Prawat “Goh Lee” Suwannadithakul, the CP President, told the gathering that Hath Katanchaleekul, President of the Chao Baan Party, had decided to merge with the CP because their ideas were similar. Goh Lee will run for Mayor of Phuket Town in the coming elections, expected to be announced soon for early in the new year. He said, “My party includes 24 professional members who can help Phuket Town Municipality as soon as we are elected.” He explained he was confident of support because residents needed a change in the town’s current management team. “I think it’s time for a change,” he said. Describing the party’s platform, he said it included building more schools and a firm commitment to community health. He added that the group’s decision-making would always be transparent and the public would always have a say on major issues. “I will focus on education and health more than such things such as building clock towers [Surin circle], or Seahorse springs [Nimit circle],” Goh Lee said. “You can see that the current management of Phuket Town doesn’t work.” The CP’s slogan will be “A People’s Government, by the People, for the People.”

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