PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa, along with three mayors and one district chief, joined the crowd of protesters gathered in front of Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday evening.
The protesters vowed to provide their full support should the officials face criticism later.
V/Gov Sommai was joined by Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana, Rawai Mayor Arun Solos, Kathu Mayor Chaianan Sutthikul and Thalang District Chief Supot Chanakit.
“I am here not in my official capacity, but as a normal Phuket resident,” V/Gov Sommai told the Phuket Gazette
“If the people of Thailand allow the election to take place on February 2, everything will remain the same and we will still have a corrupt political system. We think re-organizing the political system first and then having elections is best for Thailand.”
Protesters asked for Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut and Phuket Vice Governors Somkiet Sangkaosuttirak and Chamroen Tipayapongtada to bring other officers to show their support.
“Please do not be shy to take a stand with Phuket residents against this government. If you don't, you should be prepared to move out of Phuket when we win,” protest co-ordinator Amnuay Kumban said from the stage.
Mr Amnuay thanked the officials who were present and said, “We will not allow the Prime Minister's team to interrupt the work of these officers.”