In a move that wasn’t expected at all, Ubolratana Mahidol, the eldest child of the late King Bhumibol, was nominated Friday to be Thailand’s next prime minister. On a day full of surprises that
News also filtered through which has been overshadowed that Thai junta chief, Prayuth Chan-
The full Thai Raksa Chart Party Statement is in full below.
“The Thai Raksa Chart Party is deeply honored to have received Ubolratana Mahidol’s kindness in accepting the party’s nomination to be prime minister.
“The princess completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees from leading American universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UC Los Angeles respectively.
“The princess led a commoner’s life by working to pay for her tuition while in the United States and resigned her royal title in 1972.
“After returning to reside in Thailand, she established the ‘To Be Number One’ project to encourage Thai youth to stay away from drugs, she traveled throughout Thailand and saw the people’s suffering. She is concerned and wishes to take part in lifting Thais out of poverty and giving them good futures.
“Having been a representative promoting tourism for over 10 years, she concluded that it’s time to volunteer to serve as prime minister, assisting the country and the people by utilizing the knowledge and abilities she accumulated over the years in various aspects both locally and abroad.
“We would like to thus inform the public about her kindness.”