Sunday, March 22, 2009
Chalerm: I just don't have the clout to oust Abhisit
Chalerm Yoobamrung, having failed to oust PM Abhisit Vejjajiva in the much-touted no-confidence debate March 19-20, has admitted that he lacks the necessary clout to undermine the government.
"I don't have the political capital to achieve what I set out to do," he said after PM Abhisit and his five other Cabinet members targetted in the censure motion managed to survive the vote. In fact, at least nine of his Pheau Thai MPs either defected or abstained in the crucial vote.
"I will consider resigning from my position as chairman of MPs of the party," Chalerm said.
He apparently failed to live up to his promise with the Big Boss, Thaksin Shinawatra, who had assigned Chalerm to deliver a knock-out blow to the Abhisit government.
Not only was there no knock-out blow. The boomerang effect on Pheau Thai Party was almost devastating.