Setthakij Thai defies PM

Setthakij Thai defies PM

Party to vote towards Prayut in debate

Setthakij Thai Party leader Thamanat Prompow. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)
Setthakij Thai Celebration leader Thamanat Prompow. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

The particular Setthakij Thai Celebration led by Capt Thamanat Prompow has vowed to election against Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Prayut Chan-o-cha and cabinet ministers targeted in the upcoming no-confidence debate, in what is seen as a bid to power a change of federal government leadership, a party resource says.

The party desires to demonstrate its apparent stance against the government after sitting around the fence and declining to commit itself to either the coalition or the opposition.

The move follows its candidate’s defeat within the by-election in Lampang’s Constituency 4 on Sunday as a competitor from the Seri Ruam Thai Party, which is in the opposition camping, secured victory.

Deputy Setthakij Thai leader, Wichit Plangsrisakul, said on Tuesday the beat in the by-election showed that people disagreed using the party supporting the federal government.

Because of this, its strategic committee decided that will list-MP Boonsing Warinrak and Pai Leeke, an MP meant for Kamphaeng Phet, need to quit their tasks as government whips.

Both MPs on Tuesday submitted a letter informing the prime ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) they want to resign through those roles with immediate effect.

A party source said people have already been confused by the party’s stance. As such, it wants to drive home the message that it will turn the back on the federal government and will vote contrary to the PM and the targeted ministers in the no-confidence motion, the source stated.

Mister Boonsing, who also serves as the party’s registrar, admitted the by-election defeat has been unexpected as the party was previously confident it would secure an earn. The party has to identify and fix problems, he mentioned.

“The party previously announced it would work in the very best interests of the open public and oppose anything that is not right. We agreed with the authorities on certain issues, but we furthermore opposed it upon some others.

“The party’s unclear position may be to blame for its defeat in the poll, ” Mister Boonsing said.

Pichet Sathirachawal, a list-MP for that ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) plus leader of the so-called “Group of 16” comprising MPs of micro-parties and some PPRP members, described Setthakij Thai’s by-election beat as an upset.

“If the particular party’s leader… wants to continue to engage in national politics, he must announce a clear stance contrary to the government, ” Mister Pichet said.

Setthakij Thai is home to 18 MPs, including Capt Thamanat, who were all expelled by the PPRP to get acting as renegades.

Yet Capt Thamanat continues to be steadfast in his devotion to Deputy Primary Minister and PPRP leader Prawit Wongsuwon, even though he was accused of being the particular mastermind of final year’s censure issue revolt against Style Prayut.

At the time, Capt Thamanat served as the PPRP’s secretary-general and was seen as Gen Prawit’s right-hand man.

Setthakij Thailänder is seen as a key participant in the no-confidence election as Capt Thamanat has made it very clear he will not assistance Gen Prayut, but he will vote just for Gen Prawit.

Gen Prayut is expected to be the main target pertaining to censure while Mouthpiece Prime Minister plus Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit is also anticipated to face fierce grilling over the high costs of consumer goods caused by rising fuel prices.

Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow is not among the censure targets.

Pheu Thailänder Party leader Cholnan Srikaew previously stated he expected the particular debate to last five days, probably from July 18-22.

It will be the last censure issue the opposition can initiate before the government’s tenure expires next March.

In other news, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said upon Tuesday  a judgment by the Constitutional Court will end any kind of controversy surrounding a method using 500 to calculate party-list seats.

“If the issue goes to court, let’s wait for the ruling which will explain everything, ” this individual said.

Last Wednesday, a majority of MPs and senators voted in favour of the particular calculation method, noticed to benefit small parties at the cost of big types, particularly Pheu Thailänder.