Atavit Suwannapakdee, secretary-general of newly formed Kla Party, says he will not be drawn into a 'democracy-versus-dictatorship' conflict. He ran as a candidate for the Democrat Party and became a Bangkok MP in 2008. Mr Atavit said the idea of setting up a new party was born while he and Mr Korn were still members of the Democrat Party. "In other words, politics must be free from bitter polarisation and pragmatism must be adopted," Mr Atavit said. Mr Atavit said the new party's stance is that it will not involve itself in the democracy-versus-dictatorship conflict.
Source: Bangkok Post March 29, 2020 20:26 UTC