MFP Unveils Agenda for Reform Amid Court Dissolution Threats

The Move Forward Party (MFP) is targeting a win of 270 to 300 MP seats in the upcoming election and has presented a six-point agenda for comprehensive national reform.

During the first Policy Fest held by the main opposition party in Bangkok on Sunday, Pita Limjaroenrat, its advisory chairman and list MP, highlighted that the MFP’s agenda is designed to address urgent and priority issues to transform the nation.

Their policy focuses on promoting economic growth, fostering knowledge to adapt to a changing world, enhancing the quality of rural life, implementing broad bureaucratic reforms, and achieving a robust democracy.

“I believe we can turn challenges into energy to drive the country forward,” Mr. Pita said.

“Like us or loathe us, we all faced the reality of the lost decade under the Prayut Chan-o-cha administration, which seized and remained in power until last year’s election.

“There’s no denying the MFP won the polls fair and square. [The party] did not spend a single baht buying votes,” he added.

Mr. Pita emphasized that being part of the opposition does not bother the MFP. He suggested that being proactive in the opposition could actually lead to more effective results.

An active opposition in a democracy can offer hope to the people. He acknowledged that the MFP needs to continue improving.

To earn the public’s trust and confidence, the party aims to secure a majority by winning at least 270, ideally 300, MP seats in the upcoming election, according to Mr. Pita.

This goal is significantly higher than the 151 seats the MFP won in the previous election, with 500 seats available in the House of Representatives.

The MFP’s chief adviser pointed out that an effective government should focus on agenda-driven policies rather than those initiated by ministries.

Mr. Pita also noted that the party is preparing additional documents for submission after the Constitutional Court granted a 15-day extension in the party’s dissolution case, moving the deadline to June 2.

Following a Constitutional Court decision on January 31, the Election Commission sought the dissolution of the MFP for its stance on amending Section 112 of the Criminal Code, known as the lese majeste law, which they claimed could threaten the constitutional monarchy.

Mr. Pita expressed confidence that if the MFP were dissolved, its MPs would join a new party.