Pheu Thai MP Questions Pita Limjaroenrat’s Motives in Chiang Mai Visit During Thaksin’s Return


On March 16th, 2024, Mr. Anusorn Iamsa-ard, a Pheu Thai list MP, questioned the case of Mr. Pita Limjaroenrat, the Move Forward Party (MFP)’s chief adviser, in traveling to Chiang Mai to inspect wildfires and air pollution problems while Thaksin Shinawatra and Srettha Thavisin were in Chiang Mai.

“Pita should ask the reasons for choosing to inspect the wildfires and air pollution problems at the same time as prominent individuals visiting Chiang Mai. Was it to compete with the ruling party to gain popularity,” questioned Anusorn.

“To extinguish the wildfires, perhaps Pita should extinguish the fire in his heart first. Srettha’s visit to Chiang Mai was to exchange knowledge with Thaksin and would benefit all people whereas Pita just wanted to be under the limelight,” said Anusorn.

In response to the imputation, Pita publicly revealed to Thai national media that it was not to compete with anyone. The only thing he concentrated on was the local problems and this year it was severe. As one of the opposition party members, we must learn the problems so we can solve the problems, remarked Pita.

Pita further added that it was not the time to compete with the ruling party in popularity but to find the best solution to alleviate the local problems as soon as possible. It was an indisputable fact that the air quality in Chiang Mai was the worst. It was our duty as the opposition party to concentrate on the people’s problems, said Pita.

Regarding the case the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) unanimously resolved to submit a petition to the Constitutional Court to order the dissolution of the MFP, Pita said that the case was under legal process and the MFP would do their best to perform their duty until the Constitutional Court makes the final decision.

Pita concluded that the timing of the visit was purely coincidental to those of Srettha and Thaksin and that people should not connect them together or read too much into it.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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