PM declines to talk about departure of one small party from the governing coalition

PM declines to talk about departure of one small party from the governing coalition

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning (Wednesday) covered one of his ears with his hand as he pretended not to hear a reporter’s question about the announcement yesterday that the Prachatham Thai party is to pull out of the government’s coalition.

 

Mr. Pichet Sathirachavan, leader of the small party, told the media yesterday that they had decided to break away from the coalition to join the independent opposition camp with the New Civilized party. He said his party is upset over a remark, allegedly made by Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao, the government’s fixer, describing the ten smallest parties in the government as “monkeys which need to be fed with bananas every now and then”.

 

The Prime Minister claimed he couldn’t hear the reporter’s question as he covered his ear. However, Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong, in his capacity as secretary-general of the Palang Pracharat party, told the media that the party was trying to meet with Mr. Pichet to discuss the problem caused the offensive remark.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/pm-declines-to-talk-about-departure-of-one-small-party-from-the-governing-coalition/

 

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