Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jatuporn is an MP and free: I prefer to be a red shirt

Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan was endorsed as the new MP of Pheu Thai Party yesterday, and today, he was released on bail from prison, paving the way for him to play a full political role.

"Tu" Jatuporn immediately delivered a speech to the few hundred of red shirt supporters who went to receive him today. He didn't say whether he would be named to the Yingluck Cabinet. But he did declare: "If I have to choose between being an MP or a Cabinet member or a red shirt, I would choose to be a red shirt anytime."

It's unclear whether Yingluck, the premier-to-be, would actually decide to name a "red-less" Cabinet as has been speculated, or whether Jatuporn would be offered one of the numerous political positions.

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