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Sunday, June 11, 2023
Bangkok News

Thaksin’s comments regarding a ‘swayed vote’ have been disregarded by the MFP.

According to deputy party leader Phicharn Chaowapatanawong, the Move Forward Party (MFP) did not use any network to influence the results of Sunday’s election, as suggested by fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Instead, the party’s victory can be attributed to its political beliefs and policies.

Phicharn made this statement in response to Thaksin’s CareTalk x Care ClubHouse session on YouTube, where he talked about the election and his possible comeback to Thailand.

Thaksin offered his congratulations to the MFP for their triumph during the meeting, predicting a noteworthy alteration in Bangkok’s political scene. The MFP, identified by the color orange, has been vocal about its progressive goals.

According to Thaksin, the MFP may have been running an information operation network to spread a rumor that Pheu Thai was targeting a different coalition than the MFP’s planned alliance. This may have led to some voters losing confidence in Pheu Thai, which finished as a close runner-up in the poll.

Thaksin praised the MFP for being a “disruptor” that has effectively used social media and user-generated content to win over voters. He suggested that senior members of Pheu Thai should step down and make way for a new generation of media-savvy politicians to take over.

Thaksin believes that Pheu Thai needs to undergo “disruptive innovation” in order to overcome the MFP. He compared the MFP to a small and innovative company that beat a larger and established company by offering high-quality products. Finally, Thaksin expressed his desire to return home to spend time with his grandchildren.

On Sunday’s election, Paetongtarn, his daughter, was among the presidential candidates of Pheu Thai. Mr. Phicharn expressed that Thaksin’s remarks were intended to sabotage the MFP’s triumph and were an offense to the voters.

He stated, “The MFP maintains that it lacks both the funds and the motive to execute the alleged online network operation that Thaksin mentioned.”