Ex-Pheu Thai MPs greet PM’s poll pledge in US
Former Pheu Thai Party MP Polapoom Wipaypoomiprathet welcomed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s remarks to US President Donald Trump on Monday that the election date will be announced next year.
Certainty that Thailand will follow the democratic path will help boost the confidence of foreign investors, which will be beneficial to the economy and the people’s well-being, Polapoom said.
Another Pheu Thai ex-MP, Amnuay Klangpa, said Prayut’s announcement was nothing unusual, as all legislative processes stipulated in the charter should make the election possible no later than next year.
But it is good that Prayut did not postpone the timeline any further, as it has been altered several times, Ammuay said. “Failing to keep this timeline will only hurt Prayut’s own legitimacy in the international arena,” he added.