Bhumjaithai MP slammed for ‘insulting’ comment
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has slammed fellow Bhumjaithai Party member Boonkua Pussatevo on Wednesday (April 15) for a Facebook comment that was understood as saying “stupid citizens will lead us to death”.
The party leader has also demanded that Boonkua apologise to the public as this behaviour by an MP is unacceptable.
Boonkua’s comment came after a group of people who were denied the Bt5,000 government handout by the system’s software marched to the Finance Ministry to demand their dues on Wednesday.
The MP posted the abbreviation of a Thai word that can be interpreted as “stupid citizens will lead us to death”.
“When our people are in trouble, we should help them, not blame them. Every member of Bhumjaithai is working on solving the problem, but the one who has ruined the party’s image must be punished. I, as leader of the party, want to apologise to everybody on this matter,” Anutin said.