Air Force Chief says military will not pick names of whom should be PM

September 16th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force, ACM Chalit Pukbhasuk, says the military does not support anyone in particular to the new prime minister and stresses that it is important to consider how much the new premier can work for the country.

Regarding the People Power party’s prime minister candidate, Somchai Wongsawat, who is a brother-in-law of deposed premier Thaksin Shinawatra, the air force chief says Mr Somchai is qualified to lead the administration if he has an intention to resolve political conflicts and uphold the country’s credibility.

Asked whether rows over the prime minister candidacy may lead to the parliament dissolution, ACM Chalit says people should not fear the parliament dissolution and a general election. However, he declines to say whether the parliament dissolution is the best solution to the ongoing political problems.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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