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Palang Pracharat tipped to crack apart after execs quit

By The Nation

 

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The Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP) is now being tipped to fall apart after the resignation of 18 members of its executive board, all of whom reportedly support the faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan.

 

Rumours that Palang Pracharat members are unsatisfied with their current leader, Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana, have been circulating for months and were confirmed a few days ago. The mass resignation triggered a process to select a new board and leader, which must be completed within 45 days.

 

PPRP is said to be riven by infighting between several different groups, with the military faction led by the party’s chief strategist, Prawit, seeking to oust Uttama and his economic technocrats from Cabinet.

 

The move comes as Cabinet members prepare to vie for a slice of the Bt1 trillion budget allocated for economic recovery from the virus crisis.

 

Political observers say most party members want Prawit as their party leader, while PPRP secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong will be replaced by Deputy Finance Minister Santi Promphat.

 

The Palang Pracharat Party has always been seen as a military party, since it was formed as a political vehicle for high-ranking military officers, namely Prawit, Prayut Chan-o-cha and Anupong Paochinda.

 

Its purpose is similar to that of another military-based party, the Justice Unity Party, which was established in 1992 but ended up falling apart after its members resigned.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388997

 

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31 minutes ago, webfact said:

The Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP) is now being tipped to fall apart

excellent; they played a recent part in thailand's continued downward spiral

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12 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

I see Thammanat Prompow is one of the 18 who has resigned. They said they couldn't dismiss him because his conviction of smuggling heroin was done in a foreign court and his fake masters degree doesn't matter cos he has a real bachelor's degree. Now, surely this is a perfect opportunity not to reinstate him later on, right? What excuses will they make when they do? 

My guess on Thammanat is he is one of the boys protected from the very top. A man deeply ingrained in what really goes on behind the scenes and the establishment cannot afford to oust him because of what he really knows.  

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10 minutes ago, BobbyL said:

My guess on Thammanat is he is one of the boys protected from the very top. A man deeply ingrained in what really goes on behind the scenes and the establishment cannot afford to oust him because of what he really knows.  

Ah yes but  "accidents" can  happen anytime.

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Fight of the usurpers. To the death, I hope.

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It couldn't happen to a worse bunch of people. Steven100 will be the only one on this forum to shed a tear.   Can only hope their demise will reach and bring down cha cha.  

16 hours ago, webfact said:

The move comes as Cabinet members prepare to vie for a slice of the Bt1 trillion budget allocated for economic recovery from the virus crisis.

Absolutely shameful.  

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