Senior Democrats join People's Army anti-Thaksin rally

Breaking News August 18, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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Key Democrat Party figures joined members of the People's Army Against the Thaksin Regime on stage at Lumpini Park.

It was the first time that Democrat leaders have joined to a People’s Army rally.

Democrat party-list MP Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, party deputy leader Korn Chatikavanij and party-list MP Kasit Piromya visited the People’s Army event.

Khunying Kalaya said on stage: "Today we come to Lumpini Park to give moral support to everyone who has gathered for our country. We gather to walk against the Thaksin regime." The MP was referring to ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who many see as the de facto leader of the ruling Pheu Thai Party.

Last week Democrat MP Nipit Intarasombat met with Panthep Pourpongpan, a leader and spokesman for the anti-government People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), to discuss political strategy.

He said the Democrats and the PAD had common ground and it was now time for the two sides to join forces to fight the regime.

According to Nipit, the Democrats and the PAD decided to resume talks as they believed current movements founded to fight the "Thaksin regime" lacked unity and political clout.

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