6 June 2024

Move Forward party leader Chaithawat Tulathon has been royally appointed as Thailand’s opposition leader.

Chaithawat said he was informed on Monday, by the secretary-general of the House of Representatives, about the Royal Command appointing him.

A ceremony will be held in parliament on Wednesday at 8.30am, during which Chaithawat will receive the Royal Command in front of a portrait of His Majesty the King. After the ceremony, the new opposition leader will call a meeting with opposition parties, including the Democrats for discussions on how they can work together to keep a check on the government.