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Thamanat elected to role of head ‘fixer’ in Palang Pracharat party


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Thamanat Prompow, still the Thai deputy agricultural minister, now has a firm grasp of the reigns of the ruling Palang Pracharat Party, the leading coalition party of the Thai government. Thamanat’s stay in an Australian prison for 4 years of a 6 year sentence on heroin trafficking charges back in the 90s, has not swayed his fellow MPs in electing him to the position of Secretary General of the party. Thamanat, who has dismissed the kerfuffle over his Australian drug convictions as a plot by the Thai media to overthrow the Thai government. (The story was originally broken by the […]

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1 hour ago, Pete said:

 . . . a firm grasp of the English language . . .

I was hoping I might be able to put the 'reigns' down to a clever play on words, maybe with the sentence continuing to suggest that the PPRP has some royalty status about it . . . a silly notion, for sure!

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The first time this old drug smuggling ex convict is subjected to an election, he will be out. However I doubt this corrupt government will risk his position with the danger of an election. They will probably put him in the Senate, unelected.

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Thamanat Prompow, still the Thai deputy agricultural minister, now has a firm grasp of the reigns of the ruling Palang Pracharat Party, the leading coalition party of the Thai government

Well spotted Pete and thank you for bringing the spelling mistake to our attention.

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3 hours ago, bushav8r said:

Perhaps reign was a Freudian slip.

Perhaps, indeed, but if so, it was a pearler!     (there's a pun, there, if you look hard enough and picture what Queen Liz likes to wear as a necklace!)

 

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