By THE NATION
Chakraphan said that his political party consists of new generation businessmen, among them former Nok Air executive Patee Sarasin. “Our party wants to apply new technology to administering the country and help it keep up with today’s world,” he explained, “We are not so much interested in politics; our main focus is on meeting the basic needs of the people”.
“We have never joined any political parties and we do not support General Prayut Chan-o-cha, as we believe the Prime Minister cannot solve the economic problems faced today.”
Chakraphan freely admits to knowing Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit of the Future Forward Party (FWP) but stresses that their political philosophies are different. “FWP sees the amendment of the Constitution as the most urgent issue, while basic needs are more important for us” he said. “Besides, our party’s point of view toward the royal institution is in accordance with the idea of a democratic form of government with the King as Head of State”.
The Future Power Party will hold a meeting sometime in the next two week in order to select its executive committees, establish the party’s branch office, and complete all operations required under the laws governing political parties. “The party plans to send candidates to the next general election and will focus on the Bangkok area, which will be the location of the party headquarters” he added.
Chakraphan is a young and successful businessman often referred to as Mr Billion and Little Money Wizard. He is a nephew of Samphao Prachuabmoh, former Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives in the Chavalit Yongchaiyudh administration. He currently serves as executive chairman of Interprime Media Co.