Pita Limjaroenrat says his fate will be decided by the legal process and for now, he’s focused on solving the problems faced by ordinary Thai people. Nation Thailand reports that the Move Forward leader was addressing the debate over whether or not he should face prosecution for holding shares in a media company.
Political activist and serial complainer Ruangkrai Leekitwattana previously filed a complaint against Pita and has since submitted additional evidence to support his allegation. The complaint has already been rejected by the Election Commission, but the EC has launched its own investigation into Pita, to determine if he applied as a party-list MP candidate, while knowing he might not be eligible.
Pita has shrugged off whatever evidence Ruangkrai claims to have, saying Thailand’s legal process will determine whether or not he violated the MP Election Act.
“No matter what kind of movement (Ruangkrai made), it is not that important as the case is currently in the legal process.”
The Move Forward leader says he’s focused on helping the Thai people, dismissing allegations that he’s using the widespread support his party received in the general election as a protective shield. He was speaking in Chiang Mai, as he met with local tourism operators and others.
“During each visit, I want to know what problems need to be solved, and how to turn them into opportunities. This is more important.”
Pita says that tourism revenue in the northern province has declined significantly since pre-pandemic days and the issue needs to be addressed. According to the Nation Thailand report, the potential future PM was also visiting the neighbouring provinces of Lampang and Lamphun.
Pita says all 3 provinces face challenges, with an aging population in Lampang, and labour shortages in Lamphun. Meanwhile, Chiang Mai has the ongoing issue of PM2.5 pollution, coupled with inequality and a drop in tourist numbers.
Pita says that if his party forms Thailand’s new government, it will decentralise government spending and services, so that the people can get maximum benefit. He adds that his administration will also push to have an election for Chiang Mai governor.
SOURCE: Nation Thailand