BANGKOK, 2 September 2011 – Pheu Thai party-listed MP Jatuporn Prompan has confirmed that there is an integrated underground movement trying to overthrow the government led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Mr Jatuporn, also the deputy chairperson of the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) stressed that the attempt to topple the government is not a nonsense although the Pheu Thai-led government has come to power with the majority of seats in the house.
The MP explained that the movement is well integrated similar to the past operations against the administrations of ex-Prime Ministers Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Shinawatra, Mr Samak Sundaravej and Mr Somchai Wongsawat.
Mr Jatuporn disclosed that the movement will be clearer after 5 December 2011 with involvement of some politicians and extra-influential powers; therefore, he suggested that the government must perform well and push forward its policies as fast as possible to protect itself.
The UDD deputy chair noted that he has told UDD leaders at provincial and village levels to be ready and stay alert against any attempt to overthrow the government.
Regarding the annual transfers of government officials, Mr Jatuporn confirmed that the government upholds good governance in its operation and will give justice to people who were overlooked in the past administration.
As for the appointment of UDD key figures as political position holders in the government, the MP said this will not shorten the lifespan of the government because each figure was finely selected based on experience and knowledge. He said they could still participate in UDD activities outside office hours.