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Charupong is being used by Jakrapob

Former Pheu Thai party leader Charupong Ruangsuwan should distance himself from Jakrapob Penkair, with whom he helped found the Organisation of Free Thais for Human Rights and Democracy.

Charupong should recognise that Jakrapob is now too controversial a figure while also being politically direction-less.

Jakrapop fled the country because he was charged with lese majeste. He might never be back, such is the seriousness of his crime.

Charupong, who turns 68 this August, is better off looking after his grandchildren rather than being a pinhead under someone like Jakrapob, who is only half his age and has gone wild.

Vint Chavala

Bangkok


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