Call for all parties to help end coups

A YOUNG new political party leader last night called on all political parties to join hands in ending the “vicious cycle” of coups in Thailand, reported today (Sept 5, 2018).

In his Facebook post, Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said Thailand can end the “vicious cycle of coups” if all political parties are united against a military takeover of an elected government.

“Since 1932, each elected prime minister was in power for around 2.9 years (of his 4-year term). Will we pass on this legacy to our children and grandchildren?” he wrote.

Mr Thanathorn made his keynote address at a seminar on “Thai Political Parties on the Road to Reform.” The event was held to mark the 20th year anniversary of the Phra Pokklao Royal Institute.


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By Songpol Kaopatumtip