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Name Anutin Charnvirakul
Spelling Anuthin Charnweerakul
Gender Male
Nationality Thailand
Ethnic Thai
Job Thai Politician
  Thai Party Leader
  Leader of Bhumjaithai
  Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  Thai Minister of Health

Affiliation

Political Party Bhumjaithai
Company Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction

Notes

Bhumjaithai translate to ‘Pride of Thailand’

2019 03 21 retrieve

This election would be much better if the NCPO [National Council for Peace and Order] fully transition government over to a political faction, they should not be running at all. I have no problem personally with Prayut Chan-ocha but if he stepped in as prime minister, he would step in with no integrity and there is no way he could last long. After the election, his command will be blowing in the wind

2019 03 29 Retrieve

[In an interview with the Financial Times this week, he would not confirm reports that he had demanded the prime minister’s post in exchange for joining a Pheu-Thai led government. However, Mr Anutin confirmed he was interested in the top job] I am the only candidate nominated by the Bhumjaithai party for prime minister, so if I have enough votes to form a majority, why not?

[He says he will not commit to either camp before the coronation and the announcement of final results in early May] According to the timetable, nothing can be achieved before May. We have our big event coming along, so things will really proceed after our historical ceremony [referring to the coronation]

[He objected to the notion of ‘democratic’ and ‘military’ political camps, which he described as ‘just wordings’]After the election, some people are still trying to create factions again, so what’s the point of having an election? We need to reunify and reform

[When asked whether he saw himself as a kingmaker for the next coalition, he laughed and answered in a riddle] Why don’t we watch the dance and see who looks best on the stage?

2019 05 27 Retrieve

[About coalition with Thai Democrat Party and Palang Pracharath] Bhumjaithai has no problem. We remain as one. When we have made a deal, we’ll honour it. We’ll also push for the policies which we have promised during our campaign until they bear fruit

2019 06 10 Retrieve

[Democrat deputy leader Nipon Boonyamanee on Sunday maintained the quota of cabinet seats for the Democrats remains unchanged] Ministries are meant for people to get in and work, not to be swapped around

2019 10 29
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha calls an urgent meeting of economic ministers to discuss the US susupension of trade preferences at Government House. Among them were Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, Labour Minister MR Chatu Mongol Sonakul and Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Sri-on