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Future Forward MP, under fire for living in military welfare house, resigns from party positions

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Future Forward MP, under fire for living in military welfare house, resigns from party positions

By THE NATION

 

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Phongsakorn Rodchomphu

 

A party-list member of Parliament of Future Forward Party (FWP), Lt-General Phongsakorn Rodchomphu, posted a message on his Facebook page on Sunday (February 16) that he will resign from his position as party executive director to apologise for continuing to live in a state-funded welfare house for military personnel after his retirement from the Army.

 

Phongsakorn was widely criticised by netizens on social media after FWP declared its strong stance in favour of reforming the Military with one of the suggested measures being asking retired personnel to move out of welfare houses.

 

Phongsakorn said in his message that he will move out of the house by March 31 to coincide with the Military’s annual promotion and reassignment. He added that he will resign from all his roles in the party with immediate effect.

 

FWP spokeswoman Pannika Wanich said that Phongsakorn was on an overseas trip at the moment and the party would hold an official press conference to address the issue later.

 

“Future Forward Party is committed to moving forward in reforming the Military forces as it had promised the public since before the 2019 election,” she said. “There is no better time than now to start acting when all parties including the government, the Army chief and the people agree that Thai Military is in dire need of total reform.”

 

The party accepts all criticism and will use them to further improve itself, and would like to apologise to all party members and supporters for the incident involving Phongsakorn, she added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30382259

 

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Where do all the General ms in power with millions and expensive watches live

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Didn't they just exempt the PM for the same thing?  And some others.

 

But I think this is about him making his party look bad while they complain about others doing the same thing.

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai Military is in dire need of total reform.”

Halving the generals, commanders would be a good start... then look at all the shady dealings behind closed doors!

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Future Forward’s deputy leader in hot water for living in army welfare housing

 

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The Future Forward party has been dealt a huge and embarrassing setback because it has been disclosed that its deputy leader, Lt-Gen Pongsakorn Rodchomphu, has been living in an army welfare housing unit since his retirement, just as the party campaigns for military reforms, including solving the problem of retired officers still living in welfare housing units.

 

The revelation about Pongsakorn has prompted the retired general to quit as deputy leader of the Future Forward party. He claims to have only lived in the house for four years, since his retirement from the service, and vowed to notify the army about his plan to vacate the property in March.

 

Army officials say, however, that he can leave now and there is no need for him to notify the Army. Former National Security Council secretary-general Thawil Pliensri said, in his Facebook post on Monday, that Lt-Gen Pongsakorn left military service in 2012, not in 2016 as claimed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/future-forwards-deputy-leader-in-hot-water-for-living-in-army-welfare-housing/

 

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  ONLY lived there for FOUR years!  Okaay, that makes it alright.  Not!   Brainless and clueless both.  FF's leadership needs to not come from the military.

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Any pictures online of what these retjrement homes look like for Thai generals?  I'm curious what they look like, although I supposed I won't be surprised if they are palaces.

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