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Abhisit hopes Thai PM’s weekly show will not become political tool

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BANGKOK, 30 September 2011 (NNT) – Thai Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is hoping that the upcoming weekly talk show of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will focus on the Government’s work, rather than political issues.

Ahead of tomorrow’s debut of Prime Minister Yingluck’s weekly program, Mr Abhisit, also Opposition leader, stated that no requests had so far been lodged to the premier for an opportunity for the Opposition to produce a similar show of its own. He said he would first wait for the Prime Minister’s program to come out, so as to observe how the Government communicated with the public.

The Democrat leader then expressed his wish to see the show being used as a channel to elucidate the Government’s work, instead of launching political attacks against the Opposition which would create more social conflicts. Nonetheless, he agreed that the premier was entitled to a space in the media.

In the meantime, Mr Abhisit revealed that the Opposition would keep its eye on the Government’s handling of Mr Jermsak Pinthong, who had been heavily criticizing the Pheu Thai Party on his program aired on the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT). If the Government eventually pulls the plug on Mr Jermsak’s program as speculated, the Democrat leader noted that the move would be considered politically-motivated unless there were good reasons for it.

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