PT full of praise for Yingluck

The Pheu Thai Party on Monday issued a statement praising Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her decision to dissolve the House of Representatives, saying it was a bold and responsible political move.

The statement said the prime minister had shown respect for the people who elected Pheu Thai to form the government through clean and fair elections.

It said political rallies are acceptable as long as they are peaceful and conducted without weapons, but argued the protest led by Suthep Thaugsuban of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and other groups is not.

"The prime minister decided to dissolve the House to avoid loss of life and injuries, as happened in the past.  She has made the right decision and we hope the Thai people understand," the statement said.

Pheu Thai urged Mr Suthep and his supporters to call off the protest, return occupied government offices to officials so they could do their jobs, and free up roads for public use.

The statement also called on the Democrats and other parties to take part in the coming general election by campaigning and announcing policies to allow people to decide who to vote for.

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Discussion 1 : 09/12/2013 at 10:43 PM
Best leader o the year! from iPhone application.
Discussion 2 : 09/12/2013 at 06:29 PM
Let's see her declarations of assets for the past 2 years, before the next elections take place.
Discussion 3 : 09/12/2013 at 06:16 PM
They are complaining about the problems with this protest? It pales in comparison to the red shirts protest in 2010. Few deaths and NO buildings burned yet. These guys are grasping at straws.
Discussion 4 : 09/12/2013 at 04:57 PM
Can somebody explain the Democrats what democracy means?
Discussion 5 : 09/12/2013 at 04:27 PM
You are right the protests are not about elections and letting the people decide but in a democracy they should be.
Discussion 6 : 09/12/2013 at 04:22 PM
Is this PT praise for Yingluck the same as their praise for Thaksin's son saying he would be good in politics because he had nice entries on his facebook page. If your name is Shinawatra, is this party ever going to say in public that you did not do a good job? I always think of Khun Yingluck not as prime minister of Thailand but as Thaksin's personal assistant.
Discussion 7 : 09/12/2013 at 04:18 PM
hate to say it….but its not over yet by a long shot…. she's going to stand for office again…. the outcome could backfire (if big brother gets his check book out) and we have her for another 4 years!
Discussion 8 : 09/12/2013 at 04:17 PM
if quality of a female leader means being a puppet of your brother, she has indeed made a great job.
Discussion 9 : 09/12/2013 at 03:50 PM
I beleive the majority of the nation share your sentiment. She has worked hard for the country. Critics will say she only worked for Thaksin and to enrich the PT government. History has show that corrupt governments of that nature do not disolve the government and risk losing control. They will stop at nothing, even war, to maintain control. Well Prime Minister Yingluck, you have today proven you critics wrong. If you choose to exit politics, I am certain the business world will be more than happy to welcome back a person of your high caliber.
Discussion 10 : 09/12/2013 at 03:42 PM
please tell us all just what were her achievements while in power ..except all the debt and messed up populist policy's???
Discussion 11 : 09/12/2013 at 03:41 PM
i truly think there are many people in Thailand that are not living in the real world and most of PT are included .....these people are deluded have they any idea what has taken place today ....Thaksin and his cronies are HISTORY ..Thailand is finally moving on from this megalomaniac and his family, lets hope they all decide to go and join him in the desert
Discussion 12 : 09/12/2013 at 03:36 PM
Yes, I fully agree with the statement. It seems that PT is more democratic than the so called Democrats and I understand why. The Dems have less chance of winning the next election than of Hell freezing over, but it is a shame because the Dems in my opinion would be the better party for Thailand's long term future.
Discussion 13 : 09/12/2013 at 03:35 PM
It was the only thing she could do in the circumstances, but another election is not what the Protest is about!
Discussion 14 : 09/12/2013 at 03:25 PM
She is a lady. But that does not prevent her from having a much bigger and braver heart than those of Suthep and AV. PM Yingluck again wins the hearts of most Thai people. PM Yingluck proves again that she is a quality and valuable female leader of the country. Her opponents look even much paltrier.

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