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Pheu Thai party vows to move on despite Yingluck’s absence

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra may issue a public clarification at an appropriate timing about her reason not to show up on Aug 25 to hear a verdict of the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Offices, the Pheu Thai party said in a statement released on Tuesday (Aug 29).

The party has gone through political storms on various occasions ranging from the coup against its governments in 2006 and 2014 and dissolution of the Thai Rak Thai party and then the People's Power Party, but its party members still uphold democratic system with the King as the head of state and still stick to its ideology and obligations to do everything for the benefit of the people, said the statement.

The Pheu Thai party announced three missions that it intends to implement.

The first mission is to fight for the restoration of real democracy, the recognition of human rights and free expressions of the people and protection of check-and-balance. And the people must be accorded fair, just and non-discriminatory treatments from government officials.

The second mission is to improve the livelihood and quality of life of the people and to make the country being recognized by the international community.

The last mission is that the party embrace peaceful means and will try to achieve reconciliation based on the principle of compassion and good wishes.

The problems and obstacles confronted by the party will strengthen and unite the party, its members and supporters and enhance their resolve to work for the public, said the statement.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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