PM and Prawit placed on show of unity over lunch, amid rumours of political infighting

Following murmurings of a rift, the Thai PM has had lunch with deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon in what could also be an attempt to dispel such rumours. Price break reviews that the lunch happened yesterday, on the Five Provinces Bordering Forest Preservation Foundation. Both males had simply attended a meeting at the Army Club with Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda.
Rumours of battle between the PM and Prawit first emerged when the deputy PM stepped in to make sure Thamanat Prompow remained as secretary-general of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party. Thamanat had previously been sacked from his role as deputy agriculture minister over allegations he was concerned in a plot to oust the PM.
His sacking might have led to him being removed as PPRP secretary-general have been it not for Prawit’s intervention. However, that intervention subsequently led to rumours of political infighting between Prawit and the PM. Yesterday’s lunch may have been an try and dispel such speculation.
Prior to the lunch, both males and Anupong attended a meeting of the Internal Security Operations Command with army leaders. The assembly, which was chaired by the PM, was called to evaluation ISOC’s performance during the last 12 months and to confirm a plan for the coming year. The PM outlined policies for ISOC to increase its give consideration to regional safety and threats to national security. He says the command has an necessary supporting position in other agencies’ efforts to unravel the country’s issues, including that the navy has a duty to help with national development.
According to the Bangkok Post report, the PM says ISOC and the interior minister must work carefully to resolve the country’s problems democratically and that out-of-date laws and legal guidelines can be modified to improve efficiency..

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