By Thai Newsroom Reporters
A NUMBER OF RED SHIRT activists and first-time voters might probably reject Pheu Thai candidates running for MP in the wake of scathing criticism launched against de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra, according to a noted academic.
Those Red Shirt activists who may have picked Pheu Thai candidates in a previous election plus some of an estimated six million first-time voters nationwide might probably vote for Move Forward contestants and others rather than Pheu Thai contenders in the next general election now that former Red Shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan has vehemently lambasted the former prime minister for allegedly abusing the pro-democracy movement, said Pichai Ratanadilok na Phuket, head of National Institute of Development Administration’s Political & Development Strategies Project.
Jatuporn accused Thaksin of having no democratic ideologies and merely looking to abuse the Red Shirt activists whilst, he said, the de facto Pheu Thai boss practically remains as a profit-conscious businessperson.
Source: Asean Now