Monday, December 24, 2007

Sometimes there is Karmic Justice in Thai Politics

Big names fall by the wayside

Bangkok Post

Puea Pandin party leader Suvit Khunkitti and Matchimathipataya party leader Prachai Leophairatana are unlikely to make it to parliament.


They include secretary-general of Ruam Jai Thai Chart Pattana, Pradit Phataraprasit, who is a list candidate for election zone 2; secretary-general of Matchimathipataya party, Anongwan Thepsuthin, who is a list candidate for election zone 1; and two Chart Thai deputy leaders, Chongchai Thiengtham and Nikorn Jamnong, who are list candidates for zones 7 and 8 respectively.

Mrs Anongwan, a former executive of the now-disbanded Thai Rak Thai party, said she believed voters were confused about voting procedures.

Former actress and MP Janista Liewchalermwong, better known "Bam", also failed to get a seat. She was Chart Thai's best chance of getting a constituency seat in Bangkok. In constituency 5 where she ran, PPP candidates won all three seats.

1 comment:

fall said...

So does PPP's "Sam".
Celebs seem to get one time boost of fame only. May be he is better off doing acting or singing.