Sudarat quits as Pheu Thai Party’s strategic chief

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan has resigned as the chief of strategy for Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party, and Anudit Nakhontap, the party’s secretary-general, is expected to follow suit.

In her Facebook post today (Friday), Khunying Sudarat did not give a reason for her departure, but said that she is still a party member and will continue to push for constitutional amendments.

She thanked the people for their support of the party, the members of the strategy committee and party members for their dedication to the party and the people.

Party sources say that Mr. Worawat Uah-apinyakul, former Phrae MP, is likely to succeed Anudit as the party’s Secretary-General. Other members of the strategy committee expected to resign are veteran members Pokin Polakul and Pongthep Thepkanchana.

Earlier, it was reported that the party’s executive committee was expected to be replaced, because many party members and MPs are dissatisfied with the performance of the committee, but they were stopped by exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the de facto leader of the party.

 

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)