Monday, July 25, 2011

Chuwit tells Yingluck: No "Family Cabinet" please

Chuwit Kamolvisit, leader of Love Thailand Party with four MPs in the House, has started to play his role as an active opposition lawmaker.

He has warned Yingluck Shinawatra to avoid forming what he calls a "Family Cabinet" amidst rumours that Thaksin Shinawatra has told his other siblings -- brother Payab and the other sister Yaowabha -- not to serve as "brokers" for people lobbying for ministerial posts.

The earlier reported plan to hold Thaksin's 62nd birthday party on July 26 (tomorrow)in Bali has been squashed. He is flying to Europe to meet his own children for a private celebration. One of his daughters tweeted yesterday that she was flying to Europe to be with her father for the birthday's celebrations.

Yingluck has said she won't be joining the party. In response to Chuwit's remarks, she again was emphatic yesterday that she would be picking her own Cabinet members and "those living abroad" won't be meddling with her task as PM-to-be.

But she wants the Election Commission to approve 475 MPs (95% of the total number) before she goes about forming her first Cabinet.

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