Pua Paendin party declares withdrawal from coalition

July 30th, 2008 - 10:20 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Minister of Industry and Deputy Prime Minister, acting as the leader of the Pua Paendin Party Suwit Khunkitti (สุวิทย์ คุณกิตติ) called on a press conference late yesterday to declare the resignation of his party from the coalition government. Mr. Suwit reasoned that the government has preoccupied itself too much on amending the constitution and the Pua Paendin Party would like to focus on issues of living quality, he also mentioned that his party has different views on how the Phrea Vihear issue was handled.

The Pua Paendin leader said that he had informed the Prime Minister of his party’s decision to leave the coalition after yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. He said that his party will still focus on creating unity from this point onward and wished that politics in the future would use tactics other than confrontation as the wish of His Majesty the King. Mr. Suwit also said that he had informed Chart Thai party leader Banharn Silapa-acha of the matter, but whether or not Chart Thai would follow in the event would be of their own choice.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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