Abhisit to visit North on political campaigns


BANGKOK, 1 June 2011 – Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and his team are scheduled to visit northern provinces, starting on Wednesday in Phayao, for their political campaigns. 

Prime Minister’s Office Minister and Democrat key member Satit Wonghnongtaey stated that Mr Abhisit will this evening fly to Chiang Rai, and then travel by car to Phayao, the first stop in his election campaign in the North.

Thereafter, the prime minister is scheduled to stay overnight in Pasang district, Lamphun province, in order to monitor the progress of the community land title deed project launched under his government as part of the land reform attempt.

The minister added that starting from the middle of this month, the Democrat Party will pick up one province in every region where the Party will hold a major public address. The southern province of Songkhla has already been chosen as the first site for the major political campaign, and Bangkok will be the last.

Mr Satit also admitted that announcements of visits by the Democrat Party could be made only on a short notice, or a few days before the trip, as there will be some opposition groups disturbing the campaign if the announcements are made too early.