11 July 2024

Former MP and a core leader of the Sam Mitr (Three Friends) group Somsak Thepsuthin announced on Tuesday that he and other members of the group will join the pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party at its general assembly on November 18.


The Sam Mitr group which has been actively poaching former MPs from different parties is known as a strong backer of the Palang Pracharat Party.
Somsak said he was impressed with the warm welcome given to the Sam Mitr group by the people during its recent visits to several provinces.  He said the feedbacks gained from the people during the visits would be incorporated into party policies. 
Members of Sam Mitr Group comprise several former MPs and political heavyweights who are expected to play a key role in the election for Palang Pracharat Party. 
Led by Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana, the Palang Pracharat Party openly supports of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s return to power after the election.