Pheu Thai Party is skeptical about Suthep’s claim


BANGKOK, 19 May 2014,  -The Pheu Thai Party is skeptical about the claim of the People’ Democratic Reform Committee Secretary General Suthep Thugsuban to surrender on Tuesday May 27th, if his planned 1-week-long mass rally fails to fulfill his group’s objective. 

Pheu Thai Spokesperson Prompong Nopparit stated that the PDRC’s moves to both pressure the interim Ministers to resign and to hold the week-long mass rally starting today are illegal, and that the actions offer nothing but a bad reputation for the kingdom.

Mr. Prompong has expressed his confidence that Mr. Suthep won’t honor his promise on May 27th, nor would he put a stop to the PDRC protests. He said that today at 10 a.m, his party is holding a press conference releasing a video clip of one of the PDRC’s core leaders Dr. Seri Wongmontha, giving a speech at the group’s gathering in Chicago, United States.

During his speech, Dr. Seri claimed that First Vice President of the Senate Surachai Liengboonlertchi has taken the group’s side and made a deal with Mr. Suthep to help push for a concrete political exit strategy. Mr. Prompong said the video clip would be submitted to the Department of Special Investigations to press charges against Mr. Surachai on a charge of sedition.