ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation
POLITICAL veteran Suthep Thaugsuban yesterday dismissed rumours that he was going to found a new political party with Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra.
Suthep’s close aide Akanat Promphan, who is also his stepson, said Suthep had maintained he would never return to the Democrat Party and would not set up a new political party.
Also a former Democrat politician, Akanat was speaking in his capacity as secretary of the People’s Democratic Reform Foundation, which is chaired by Suthep, formerly secretary general of the Democrat Party. Suthep would focus his work on running the foundation. “He has not changed his mind.”
Earlier, amid pressure from Democrat colleagues, it was reported that “a number of supporters from within and outside the party” wanted Sukhumbhand and another former Democrat to establish a new political party, with Sukhumbhand as leader.
Wasan Meewong, an adviser to the Bangkok governor, said he had never heard or been aware of the rumoured plan. “I have never heard Sukhumbhand say anything about this.
He said the governor would hold a press conference late this month or early next year to offer an explanation about alleged irregularities within the city administration.
“The BMA needs to explain so that people get the complete information,” his adviser said, adding deputies and heads of relevant departments had been ordered to do this.