Thai royalists launch political party to protect monarchy

Thai royalists launch political party to protect monarchy
Thai royalists launch political party to protect monarchy

Hello and welcome to the details of Thai royalists launch political party to protect monarchy and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - The new 'Thai Pakdee' party is an offshoot of a royalist group formed last August. — Reuters pic

BANGKOK, Jan 20 — An ultra royalist group in Thailand launched a new political party today to defend King Maha Vajiralongkorn, amid unprecedented calls for reform of the monarchy by a youth-led protest movement.

The “Thai Pakdee” (Loyal Thai) party is an offshoot of a royalist group of the same name formed last August to counter street demonstrations with rallies in support of the king.

Veteran politician Warong Dechgitvigrom will lead the new party, which he said will fight political groups whose true intention was to topple the monarchy.

“Before we defend ... today we declare war, we will fight to protect the monarchy,” Warong told a news conference.

Leaders of the protest movement have rejected allegations that toppling the monarchy is their goal and have repeatedly said they want to make the institution more compatible with democracy.

Warong said the prominent opposition party, Move Forward, and its associated Progressive Movement group would be his party’s political rivals, as well as the youth-led groups that he called “the three-fingers mob”, referring to the “Hunger Games” salute they use in their campaign.

In a statement Warong said his party did not have support of any particular groups or businesses and would belong to the people.

He did not name any other members, but said the election commission had been notified of its formation and executives would be selected soon.

Progressive politician Piyabutr Saengkanokkul warned, however, that the new party risked associating the monarchy with domestic politics.

“The formation of a party that advocates the protection of the monarchy, whether by good intention or for destroying others, could only bring the monarchy into the political sphere,” Piyabutr said on his official Twitter account. — Reuters

These were the details of the news Thai royalists launch political party to protect monarchy for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Pakistan opens talks with outlawed Islamists behind violent anti-France protests
NEXT Youth join mainstream as India unveils development initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir