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Pheu Thai Party gives its backing for Thanathorn’s rally

Dec 14. 2019
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By THE NATION

The Pheu Thai Party is fully backing the rally being held Saturday (December 14) by Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, and has told its members they were free to attend the event.

Thanathorn, whose party faces a case for dissolution in the Constitutional Court, has invited his supporters to join him at a rally on Saturday at 5pm at the Pathumwan intersection skywalk on Rama I Road.

Phumtham Wechayachai, adviser to the opposition leader in the House of Representatives and adviser to the Pheu Thai Party leader, said on Friday (December 13) that his sympathies were with Future Forward and the two parties were on the same page: on the side of democracy. “What has happened is proof that we are walking on the right path towards democracy, which is filled with hardship and requires great patience,” he said.

“If any Pheu Thai Party members would like to join Thanathorn’s rally, they can do so as long as they follow the law and follow the principles of democracy,” he added.

Thanathorn's call for a rally on Friday came after the Election Commission earlier in the week petitioned the Constitutional Court to dissolve Future Forward over Thanathorn's Bt191-million loan to the party, which it alleged was illegal for a political party.

The Constitutional Court had in November disqualified Thanathorn as a member of Parliament, ruling that he had violated the law by registering to run in the March election while still holding shares in a media company.

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