Paiboon backs PM as ‘best person’ to lead the next govt

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

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A NEW political party is being planned with the main mission to mobilise support to get “ the best and most suitable person” as the next prime minister, following the passage of the additional question allowing the joint Parliament to select the PM.

“The political base of this party is a mass who voted ‘Yes’ to allow the Senate to select the prime minister,” said Paiboon Nititawan, former constitution drafting committee member and former senator yesterday.

“The party has the mission to strike a balance of power with politicians in Parliament,” he said, adding that his personal view at this point is that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is that person.

The former senator said another major goal of the party would be to drive the reform movement. “Our party does not belong to the military but it belongs to the people who support “that best and most suitable peson” as the next PM,” he reiterated.

He said he had discussed the need for a new party with various people of the same political beliefs who want to push reform and bring transparency to politics. They have agreed to set up the new party and name it the People’s Reform Party.

“This party will give opportunities for people who detest dirty politics and corruption to participate in checking politicians,” he said.

“Today is like the new beginning because we are telling the people that we will build a new network to establish a political party with three reform goals: Reforming politics, Buddhism and setting up a provincial council in every province to empower the people to participate in checking officials.”

Paiboon said he was delighted that a majority of voters accepted the charter draft and agreed with the proposal to allow the Senate to select the next prime minister.

He said the new party cannot yet be established officially because of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s ban on political gathering and the political party law has yet to be enacted.

“As soon as the law is passed, we will immediately set up the party. The party will raise funds to run the operation but it will not be operated like a company that is owned by anyone,” he said.

He said the new party would not have any link with the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). “Suthep Thaugsuban has already announced he will wash his hands of politics. This party belongs to the people. We will screen politicians who want to join us,” he said.

He dismissed speculations that the party will be under the wing of the PDRC and said he did not think that retired military men under the NCPO would join the party.

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