The “Thai Pakdee” (Loyal Thai) party is an offshoot of a royalist group of the identical title shaped final August to counter avenue demonstrations with rallies in help of the king.
Veteran politician Warong Dechgitvigrom will lead the brand new party, which he mentioned will battle political teams whose true intention was to topple the monarchy.
“Before we defend … today we declare war, we will fight to protect the monarchy,” Warong instructed a information convention.
Leaders of the protest motion have rejected allegations that toppling the monarchy is their aim and have repeatedly mentioned they need to make the establishment extra suitable with democracy.
Warong mentioned the outstanding opposition party, Move Forward, and its related Progressive Movement group could be his party’s political rivals, in addition to the youth-led teams that he known as “the three-fingers mob”, referring to the “Hunger Games” salute they use of their marketing campaign.
In an announcement Warong mentioned his party didn’t have help of any explicit teams or companies and would belong to the folks.
He didn’t title some other members, however mentioned the election fee had been notified of its formation and executives could be chosen quickly.
Progressive politician Piyabutr Saengkanokkul warned, nonetheless, that the brand new party risked associating the monarchy with home politics.
“The formation of a party that advocates the protection of the monarchy, whether by good intention or for destroying others, could only bring the monarchy into the political sphere,” Piyabutr mentioned on his official Twitter account.