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No plan to meet local politicians, says junta as Cabinet heads Northeast

By THE NATION

 

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THE MOBILE Cabinet would not meet with any local politicians in the northeastern provinces of Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen next week, two deputy prime ministers said amid media reports of the junta stealing former MPs from traditional political parties.
 

On previous tours, the Cabinet has always been seen meeting with local community leaders and politicians, leading to criticism that it was exploiting the trips to make political deals ahead of the election. This time such meetings have been removed from the agenda.

 

Junta number two General Prawit Wongsuwan, however, has rejected any suggestion that the change is a move to avoid criticism.

 

“We’re not avoiding it. If they want or do not want to meet, so be it,” he said. “It’s not about the agenda. Every time we met them because they had asked for it. But this time, I don’t know. But not that I know of.”

 

Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam, in a separate interview, said that no meetings with local leaders were listed in the agendas but declined any knowledge of the reason behind the change.

 

Wissanu, however, said that the government would again be targeted by media criticism if there were meetings.

 

He went on to say that politics has two parts – public administration and power politics.

 

He said the government went on the excursion for the sake of public administration. Some government members might make a deal during the trip but it was a private matter, he added.

 

“So, we cannot say it’s the government [playing power politics]. The issue is just that we have overlapping personnel here. So, it is a common issue that they meet with criticism, like [claims] that they are campaigning for the election, or are questioned whether they [should] do that when working.”

 

Wissanu said it was true that the government had spoken to local leaders and politicians. But this time such talks were not included in the agenda.

 

That could be because the talks had not been fruitful in terms of finding solutions to issues facing the local people, he said.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30350425

 
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"So the heat is on, so my people will meet with your people.  We can bump into each other at a private venue later in the evening when the press is in bed."

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

No plan to meet local politicians, says junta as Cabinet heads Northeast

Right!

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

THE MOBILE Cabinet would not meet with any local politicians in the northeastern provinces of Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen next week

A former planned meeting was cancelled in favor to a consulting session with local toads requiring considerable time.

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1 hour ago, tracker1 said:

Why go then ????

Trying to show that they actually care for the country. I guess a change is as good as a holiday

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31 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

A former planned meeting was cancelled in favor to a consulting session with local toads requiring considerable time.

Well there a big toad going up with the cabinet.

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3 minutes ago, Happyman58 said:

Well there a big toad going up with the cabinet.

The Frog King 2nd edition:

The prince is frog again, and he has many faces. None of it is nice.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

 

"... Every time we met them because they had asked for it. But this time, I don’t know. But not that I know of.”

He did it again ...

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1 hour ago, Happyman58 said:

Well there a big toad going up with the cabinet.

After all it is the wet season

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2 hours ago, tracker1 said:

After all it is the wet season

Toads do love water and some even like watches. Tell me i having a bit of trouble with this Can anybody help me find somebody who will loan me some genuine Rolex watches? Just having trouble finding someone as easy as the deputy PM did. Somebody preferably dying so I can keep them

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

Deputy PM Wissanu said that no meetings with local leaders were listed.

Of course the meetings are not listed. The timings of any coincidental reacquainting are not know at this stage.

To be sure though any such chance meetings will be the "hail fellow well met" variety with much backslapping and pocket filling promises.

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6 hours ago, Happyman58 said:

Toads do love water and some even like watches. Tell me i having a bit of trouble with this Can anybody help me find somebody who will loan me some genuine Rolex watches? Just having trouble finding someone as easy as the deputy PM did. Somebody preferably dying so I can keep them

Look under elite deceased estates for the elite to aquire !

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