Thamanat sacked

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has sacked Deputy Agriculture Minister Thamanat Prompow and Deputy Labour Minister Narumon Pinyosinwat.

Thamanat sacked
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Thamanat sacked

published : 10 Sep 2021 at 08:07

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Nattaya Chetchotiros and Akarach Sattaburuth

Thamanat: Sacked

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has sacked Deputy Agriculture Minister Thamanat Prompow and Deputy Labour Minister Narumon Pinyosinwat.

The sackings came after an alleged plot to topple Prayut by gathering no-confidence votes against him in last week's censure debate.

Capt Thamanat stands accused of manoeuvring the ouster campaign which allegedly involved a number of Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) politicians and others in the main opposition Pheu Thai Party.

"It's my reason. It's my business," Prayut said about the sackings .

Speculation is rife that the sackings have something to do with the alleged campaign to challenge the prime minister's power. The campaign's aim was to replace Gen Prayut.

A source in the PPRP said on Thursday the fate of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon hangs in balance following the dismissal of the pair who are his close aides .

Meanwhile, a resignation letter signed by Thamanat was circulated online on Thursday.

Vocabulary

  • aide : someone whose job is to help another person in their work - ผู้ช่วย
  • circulate : to send to many different people - หมุนเวียน
  • fate : the things that happen or will happen to someone - ชะตากรรม
  • hang in the balance : of a situation that has reached a stage where it will soon be decided one way or another - สถานการณ์) ไม่แน่นอนว่าจะจบด้วยดีหรือร้าย
  • no-confidence : believing that someone is unsuitable for a job or not capable of doing it, usually used in parliament during a censure debate - ไม่ไว้วางใจ
  • no-confidence debate (censure debate) : formally criticising a cabinet minister or the full cabinet in a parliamentary session after which members vote to support or reject the motion - การอภิปรายไม่ไว้วางใจ
  • opposition : of a political party that is not part of the government or a group which is against the government - ฝ่ายค้าน  ผู้ต่อต้าน
  • ouster : forcing someone out of a position of power - ขับออกจากอำนาจ
  • resignation : the act of leaving a job, position of power, etc. - การลาออกจากตำแหน่ง
  • rife : very common or frequent - มีอยู่ทั่วไป,แพร่หลาย
  • sacking : forcing someone to leave their job - ปลดคนงาน
  • speculation : ideas or discussion about what might happen or has happened or why something has happened without having complete information - การคาดการณ์
  • topple : to force out of power; to cause to fall (also oust, unseat or overthrow) - โค่นอำนาจ
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