Abhisit had to pay for his “Frankenstein Coalition“, by giving juicy positions to the defectors (Newin’s group of MPs, ex Thaksin’s allies)… now that the elections of sunday were a success… he can pay back his friends from the PAD… afterall, the PAD has contributed to Abhisit’s victory. 😉
The coalition government led by the Democrat party is expected to put forward the names of some People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) core members to take the posts of advisors or secretaries to various ministers at the cabinet meeting Tuesday.
Some of the likely candidates from the yellow-shirt group include Pichet Pattanachote as Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai’s advisor, Samran Rodphet as Science and Technology Minister Kalaya Sophonpanich’s secretary, and Praphan Khunmee as Deputy Minister of Commerce Alongkorn Ponlaboot’s advisor.
Deputy Prime Minister overseeing security and Democrat secretary-general Suthep Thuagsuban said the government will not single out people who are for or against the PAD, but it wants people who can help work with the ministers. (Bangkok Post)
The more it changes, the less it changes. That’s the beauty of thai politics.