Caretaker premier absent from meeting with army chief
May 21, 2014 00:00
Caretaker Prime Minister Niwutthamrong Boonsongpaisan will be absent from a meeting with Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha this afternoon, source said.
Pheu Thai Party, Democrat Party, pro-government the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee have confirmed that they are sending representatives to a meeting hosted by Prayuth.
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and UDD chief Jatuporn Promphan sent four representatives, all leaders, to attend the meeting.
Prayuth, who invoked martial law on Tuesday, invited the warring parties to the meeting in an attempt to find a solution to the ongoing political deadlock.
Besides the Democrats and UDD, he invited representatives of the caretaker government (caretaker premier), the Senate (acting Senate speaker), Pheu Thai Party (party leader), People’s Democratic Reform Committee (secretary general) and Election Commission (commissioners).
The UDD’s other representatives include Nuttawut Saikuar, Veerakarn Musikapong, Korkaew Pikulthong and Thida Thawornset.
Abhisit’s team is composed of deputy leaders; Jurin Laksanavisit, Nipit Indharasombat, and Chamni Sakdiset and secretary general Juti Krairiksh.
Pheu Thai : deputy leader Viroj Pao-in, secretary general Bhumtham Vejchai, spokesman Prompong Nopparit, committee members; Chusak Sirinil and Wan Nur Muhammad.
PDRC : Suthep Thaugsuban, Satit Wongnongtaey, Akanat Prompan, Sombat Thamrongtunyawongse and Somsak Kosaisuk