Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Now, Mingkwan says he is ready to the PM

Mingkwan Saengsuwan has always been a PR expert. It doesn't matter what role he plays, the "image-maker" can always make his presence felt.

Now, the former commerce minister says he is ready to head the opposition Pheau Thai Party -- and that means he is also ready to assume the premiership if the party gets a chance to form the next government.

And that's no empty talk. A faction within Pheau Thai says they are ready to nominate Mingkwan to be the party's leader. That, of course, means that Mingkwan will have to face some fierce competition, at least from Chalerm Yubamrung, the party's MPs' chief, who has made it his personal crusade to bring back Thaksin Shinawatra. And what about Gen Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, the party's chief adviser, who recently declared hat he was ready to become PM again.

The road to the top for Mingkwan is clearly full of challenges. It's going to be a tough fight all the way.

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