6 June 2024

The Pheu Thai party has been the highest trending topic on social media in Thailand, since they announced their break from the Move Forward party, tearing up the MOU they both signed after the May 14th general election.

Many Pheu Thai supporters have turned to social media to make their profound dissatisfaction with Pheu Thai’s decision very clear.

The trending hashtag #เพื่อไทยการละคร (Pheu Thai the theatre) has been mentioned almost a million times, while #เพื่อใคร (for who?) and #มันจบแล้วครับ (it’s over) have been trending since last night across social media platforms.

Meanwhile, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, an academic and the co-founder of the now defunct Future forward party, posted on his Facebook page that there is nothing of which Move Forward should be ashamed, they should not be feeling dejected and “they” (presumably referring to Pheu Thai ) are the ones who should be embarrassed.

A video clip, which is also trending on this topic, features Pannika Wanich, former spokesperson for the Future Forward party, saying in a TV interview that Pheu Thai has never asked Move Forward to compromise on its lèse majesté law amendment policy. “Pheu Thai just said no one wants you (Move Forward). If you are still here, we won’t be able to form a government. So, leave.”

Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, a political activist and Move Forward supporter, said that “Our enemies are still the same, with Pheu Thai as an addition.”