Pheu Thai slams Suthep proposal

The Pheu Thai Party attacked Suthep Thaugsuban on Thursday saying the anti-government leader has a hidden political agenda to his call for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to find a solution to the political crisis through a debate with him.

Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit called Mr Suthep insincere and said he planned to use the proposed debate to be a venue to grill the caretaker premier and her government.

''Mr Suthep set up a condition on debating with Ms Yingluck to attack her and her government. The debate will be a waste of time,'' he said. Instead, the People's Democratic Reform Committee leader should start attempts to solve the conflict with a closed-door meeting with no television broadcast.

''The proposed debate will create more problems instead of finding a solution,'' he added.

Mr Suthep proposed a one-on-one meeting with the caretaker prime minister to find a way out of the political crisis, but the meeting must be televised to the public with no one else involving in the talks.

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Discussion 1 : 28/02/2014 at 09:11 AM
Suthep keeps repeating the same speech over and over again over the past 4 months. He has nothing else to say! What is there to debate?
Discussion 2 : 28/02/2014 at 06:37 AM
Suthep is barely literate
Discussion 3 : 28/02/2014 at 12:16 AM
A hidden agenda in an open debate cannot be that hidden red guys. But I agree with Mr. Prompong Nopparit when he says it will be a waste of time.It surely will be, as she got nothing, absolutely nothing to say, as she wouldn't know a thing about what Suthep would talk.
Discussion 4 : 27/02/2014 at 11:31 PM
Of course must be spoken. But why should they speak with a person with a warrant. Or there are currently more? This is not your levels.
Discussion 5 : 27/02/2014 at 09:39 PM
Come on Yingluck ... :( Suthep may not be a good person to discuss with, but you have to take the chance and face him or this Situation will get even more worse. :(
Discussion 6 : 27/02/2014 at 08:46 PM
The problem here is that in such a debate unproven accusations could be made with little or no chance of having any defence from the courts.
Discussion 7 : 27/02/2014 at 08:30 PM
Why does PT always want closed doors and secrecy? If Suthep uses it only as a means to attack individuals and the public witnesses it first hand and the accusations cannot be supported then he loses. If the government hides from the scrutiny of the public then it loses. People are becoming to wary of back room deals.
Discussion 8 : 27/02/2014 at 08:00 PM
Can/Will the caretaker premier and her government be grilled? Why this fear? Isn't Ms Yingluck capable to grill Suthep too? Not only the Thais but also the international press/media or the world would be interested in this one-on-one verbal live confrontation. Closed-door meetings means exclusion of people, but people want more participation, not only representation by politicians in the democracy, and more transparency. Politicians claim wanting to protect democracy, but also want to keep their existence and their power by using their representation position.
Discussion 9 : 27/02/2014 at 07:54 PM
Just yesterday he claimed loud and clearly that he will never negotiate and now he wants a debate? Of course he has a hidden agenda!
Discussion 10 : 27/02/2014 at 07:37 PM
Because they know that she'll be slaughtered in any debate!
Discussion 11 : 27/02/2014 at 07:18 PM
In any civilized country,the debate one to one is normal practice,so people can see who is sincere who is liar.Why fear the TV debate if Mrs. Yingluck has nothing to hide and smart enough to defend her good governance.Unless she has many things she scares to be revealed to the public,then she should not accept the TV debate.

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