Thailand’s PM visits Chiang Mai, a Pheu Thai stronghold

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is hoping to win over supporters in Chiang Mai, a province historically known as a stronghold of support his rival Pheu Thai Party.
The No.1 prime ministerial candidate for the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party visited Chiang Mai yesterday in an try and sway voters, Bangkok Post reported.
Prayut, joined by key UTN Party members together with leader Pirapan Salirathavibhaga, took a hiatus from official obligations to marketing campaign for UTN candidates. This marked his first go to to Chiang Mai, a notable Pheu Thai political stronghold and residential province of Thaksin Shinawatra, for the explanation that dissolution of the House. Thaksin’s daughter, Paetongtarn, is amongst the front-runners for the party’s prime ministerial place.
With ten House seats in contention in Chiang Mai, the UTN is campaigning for each one. On this visit, Prayut made his first stop at Wat Yang Kuang in the Muang district. He acquired a standard welcome from UTN Party candidates earlier than visiting the bustling Kom market and indulging in native cuisine.
Thought-provoking in his Chiang Mai tour included visiting ethnic communities on Mon Cham Mountain in the Mae Chaem district, together with his day culminating at the bustling Sri Boonruang market in Constituency 5. During his time within ethnic communities, Prayut mentioned land rights conflicts involving the state, with several citizens pleading for his intervention to resolve disputes with state companies who claim that their lands are overlapping with forest reserves.
Prayut acknowledged that these issues are complicated and never simply solved. However, he emphasised that his government has initiated efforts to handle these issues, and should the UTN be victorious in May, they may proceed to work towards resolving them. UTN chief Pirapan Salirathavibhaga confirmed that land rights points are a core coverage for the UTN, submitted to the Election Commission (EC) for approval. Pirapan stated…
“The party has all of it coated, and if it has the chance, this policy will be carried out. The UTN is committed to fixing land problems, and whether or not it turns into the government, it will work to handle people’s issues.”
Additionally, Prayut encouraged native residents to partake in safeguarding pure assets and to refrain from initiating forest fires, which may exacerbate PM2.5 ultra-fine mud air pollution.
Chiang Mai has skilled extreme haze this 12 months, with round 1,seven-hundred residents submitting a lawsuit at the Administrative Court towards Gen Prayut and two state agencies, claiming failure to tackle the persistent haze issue..