PPP Spokesman says coalition remaining unified, dissolution in hands of PM

July 9th, 2008 - 11:01 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  


Spokesman for the People Power Party First Lieutenant Kuthep Saikrajang (กุเทพ ใสกระจ่าง) commented on the Supreme Court’s issuance of a red card to former House Speaker and Deputy party leader Yongyuth Thiyaphairat (ยงยุทธ ติยะไพรัช), saying that despite the event the PPP would push forward in its work for the public while accepting the matter. He said that the party, which is the head of the coalition government, is taking the same tact for the joint communique between Cambodia and Thailand as well, which the Constitution Court has ruled as a treaty.

The party spokesman asked that the media not further pursue Mr. Yongyuth, while admitting that it would not be unusual if he were to join the 111 group.

When asked if the event will affect the stability of the government, First Lt. Kuthep responded by saying that the ruling was considered a single case and should not heavily affect the government, especially if the coalition parties are persistent in remaining unified. As for a possible dissolution, the spokesman said that recent events should not warrant such an action, but stated that the matter is in the hands of the Prime Minister.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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