Bangkok governor to stay until end of term

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BANGKOK – According to Vice Governor of Bangkok Dr. Pusadee Tamthai, the incumbent governor of Bangkok will stay in office until the end of his term.

After her discussion with executives of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Dr. Pusadee confirmed that Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra will stay in office for the next 10 months or until his term ends. In addition, she said M.R. Sukhumbhand will not quit his post as member of the Democrat Party.

She said the BMA has been running its operations according to the policies of the Democrat Party and that it does not intend to form a new political party as rumored.

Lastly, she said the BMA is open to scrutiny and all investigations.

M.R. Sukhumbhand won his second term as Bangkok governor under the Democrat Party’s banner in 2009.