21 May 2024

Paetongtarn Shinawatra, Pheu Thai party’s advisory chief for public participation and innovation and youngest daughter of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin, has embarked on her first campaign trail, to support the party’s councillor election candidates in Thon Buri.

She led the party’s candidates touring Taling Chan, Thawee Wattana, Bang Khae and Phasi Charoen districts to woo support for the party’s four candidates.

Paetongtarn, who is also head of the so called “Pheu Thai Family”, said that their candidates can work with the candidate from any party, or an independent candidate, who emerges as the winner of the Bangkok gubernatorial election.

She said she would like the party’s candidates win most of the 50 council seats so that the party can implement its policies.

Pheu Thai is not fielding a candidate in the gubernatorial race.

Democrat party candidate for governor, Suchatvee Suwansawat, also campaigned in the Rat Burana district of Thon Buri.

While campaigning at Suksawat Market, he promised vendors and shoppers that garbage collection would be improved under his governorship. He said that more but smaller garbage trucks would be procured, so that they could collect garbage from congested communities, which are normally inaccessible to garbage collection services.

In Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district today, Sudarat Keyuraphan, chair of Thai Sang Thai party, accompanied by Prasert Thongnoon, the party’s council candidate, toured the district to woo support for Prasert, as well as for the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Sita Divari.

Sita would make use of Blockchain technology to examine all procurement contracts undertaken by the city administration, to get rid of corruption at all levels, said Khunying Sudarat.

If elected, the candidate would expose any problems which have been swept under the carpet, dare to think outside the box and scrap every outdated rule which poses a stumbling block to the development of the capital, said Sudarat.