6 June 2024

Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat has wished Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin well, hoping that he will keep his election campaign promises.

Pita was in Rayong province yesterday to campaign for his party’s candidate, Pongsathorn Sornpetchnarin, in the by-election in Constituency 3 on September 10th. He braved the rain as he rode in the back of a truck with other party members.

The Move Forward party leader said that Thailand is not just facing an economic crisis, but also other pressing problems, among them environmental and educational issues, which require remedies.

He said that, when he had heard Srettha tell the media that he wants to become a prime minister for the people, he wished him luck and success.

Pita warned, however, that it may not be easy for Srettha, because the new government is made up of so many parties and coordination among them may be problematic.

As far as the Move Forward party is concerned, he said they will be pro-active in opposition and will try their utmost to check the government’s performance, especially on justice and corruption issues.

The Move Forward party won the most House seats in the general election this year (151), but he missed the chance to become the prime minister because he failed to receive sufficient support from senators.