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Thanatorn Juangroongruangkit
Spelling Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
Gender Male
Nationality Thailand
Ethnic Thai
Job Thai Politician
  Thai Billionaire
  Thai Party Leader
  Leader of Future Forward Party
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Affiliation

Political Party Future Forward Party
Media V-Luck Media

Relationship

Coparty Piyabutr Saengkanokkul

Notes

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2019 03 21 retrieve

I believe that if the election is free and fair, it will be a landslide for the anti-status quo parties. I have been to 77 provinces in Thailand already and all of the people I talk to on my campaign trail, they are sick of the NCPO [National Council for Peace and Order] and I find very very few people who support Prayut Chan-ocha. But we also know the thai military will use all the tricks up their sleeve to stay in power

2019 03 24 Retrieve

[Questions are being raised about the credibility of the vote and the next administration is likely to be unstable, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the head of Future Forward, said in a Bloomberg Television interview on Monday] There might be another election, there might be another military intervention. Everything is still on the table

2019 03 27 Retrieve

[In the absence of an official winner, both Pheu Thai and the pro-military party Phalang Pracharat, which was formed by the junta as a way to hold onto power through the ballot box, have claimed victory in the election] We insist that the prime minister should come from the first nomination of the party that gained the highest vote, so I support Sudarat Keyuraphan. This current situation is not democracy. It’s not to the benefit of the country. We need to prioritise the voice of the people and stop the NCPO holding on to power. I urge another side who is trying to form a government from the minority vote to stop. It will only lead to deadlock

2019 03 25
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit listens to secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul speak during a press conference in Bangkok

2019 04 04 Publish

[Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, was ordered on Wednesday to submit to the police for questioning in the case, which initially opened four years ago. He is accused of helping protesters flee arrest at a demonstration and faces up to seven years in prison] When the dark power won’t leave Future Forward alone. It’s clear now that the old-school political game won’t end after the election, but is only getting more intense, because they’re afraid of Future Forward

2019 04 06
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit greets supporters at a Bangkok police station, where he heard a sedition complaint filed against him by the army

2019 04 07 Retrieve

[Thanatorn Juangroongruangkit denies being against the monarchy and all charges against him] It’s the establishment’s desire to stir hatred, fear, and mistrust among the people, creating legitimacy for the military to take over and stay on

2019 05 15 Retrieve

[Mr Thanathorn spoke at a forum held by the Foreign Correspondents’Club of Thailand about the future of his party] A few weeks after the election, my mother was contacted by a senior Palang Pracharath Party member. By then, there were already many lawsuits against me and other senior party members. The PPRP man told my mother, ‘Khun Somporn [Mr Thanathorn’s mother], we can clear all these lawsuits if you ask your son to transfer 20 MPs from FFP to PPRP’. My mum, who’s nervous and fear for her son’s safety and is not much into politics, called me and said, ‘Thanathorn, we’ve got an offer. You’ve won so many so why don’t you just give them 20’. This is the kind of society we live in

2019 06 06 Retrieve

[Thai junta chief Prayut become a civilian PM] We did not lose. But because of the rules, we have been robbed of victory. This election is one battle, and I believe the people will still call for freedom and justice

2019 06 15 Retrieve

[Thanatorn Juangroongruangkit talks at a Friday symposium on post-election politics organized by Thammasat University’s Faculty of Political Science] Many people are becoming politically alert and it won’t be easy to snuff this. Every year, 700,000 to 800,000 [people] reach the legal adult age. This is the new phase of Thai society

2019 09 13
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, poses for a photo with people at a market in the Deep South province of Narathiwat
2019 10 05
Thai Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong in Hong Kong

2019 10 19 Retrieve

[Responding to Apirat’s speech ‘Now, there is unrest in Hong Kong. A visit by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit can be viewed as giving encouragement and support’, Thanathorn said he was invited to Hong Kong by The Economist, a conservative British magazine, to speak at an Open Future Festival on October 5] That was the first and only time I met Joshua Wong. I have never had any involvement with any political group in Hong Kong, and I have no intention to do so in the future

A single photograph of me and Joshua Wong was exaggerated out of proportion without any evidence. Some media and people, including a commander in the armed forces, tried to link me with unrest in Hong Kong in order to spread hatred in Thai society