BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


MP dares Prayut to bare-knuckle kickboxing fight

MP dares Prayut to bare-knuckle kickboxing fight

BANGKOK: The ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) has slammed Mongkolkit Suksintharanon, member of parliament and leader of the Thai Civilized Party, for challenging Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to a kickboxing match for the premiership.

politics
By Bangkok Post

Saturday 21 August 2021, 10:40AM


Mongkolkit: Wants to maintain peace

Mongkolkit: Wants to maintain peace

PPRP MP Sira Jenjaka, chairman of the House committee on law and justice, yesterday (Aug 20) said he is studying to determine whether Mr Mongkolkit’s challenge violates any laws, reports the Bangkok Post.

He said Mr Mongkolkit may have breached a criminal law for threatening Gen Prayut. Moreover, Mr Mongkolkit has posted some content that can be considered as defaming the prime minister, Mr Sira said.

A probe into whether Mr Mongkolkit breached ethics will also be requested, he said.

“If he was found [to have conducted something] unlawful, he could lose his MP status,” Mr Sira said.

Mr Mongkolkit on Thursday posted a Facebook message that said: “For the sake of a bloodless way out [of the country’s political crisis], I would represent the people to challenge the prime minister to a [kickboxing match]”.

He said if he lost, he would resign as an MP, but Gen Prayut would have to step down as prime minister if he was defeated.

AXA Insurance PCL

The MP proposed that the boxing match ‒ three rounds at Lumpini Stadium ‒ would be bare-knuckle, and that he would only use his right hand and two legs while Gen Prayut, who is much older, could use both his hands and legs.

Gen Prayut would be given 10 days to accept, Mr Mongkolkit said, adding that if the PM rejected it, he should resign as he would be considered a coward.

Mr Mongkolkit told reporters yesterday the country is currently in a mess due to COVID-19 outbreaks and persistent protests, but Gen Prayut ignores the people’s voices.

As a result, he said his kickboxing challenge for the premiership is a solution to maintain peace and order and prevent bloodshed. He said the challenge does not violate ethical codes because it involves a sport.

Chanasak Atthawong, an adviser to Gen Prayut, said Mr Mongkolkit was not fit to serve as an MP.

“It’s like he is thoughtless and insecure,” Mr Chanasak said. “I don’t understand how he became MP ‒ he seems to just be lucky this time.”

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

JohnC | 22 August 2021 - 09:41:15

HAHAHAHA. Politics Thai style has changed from corruption and buying your position to personal challenges. Was duelling ever part of  Siamese history? I would pay good money to watch that!! To the victor the spoils. LOL.

Timothy | 22 August 2021 - 08:06:57

Yeah Den I agree, Like Dek thinks his comments are interesting for us to read.... Always the same. Never anything of value. Only attacking other commenters opinions. I try to skip over all his comments, but like a car crash, I sometimes take a look and regret it soon after. 

Den Alder | 21 August 2021 - 23:15:11

I hope it will be a draw then.

DeKaaskopp | 21 August 2021 - 16:05:24

Would I get in trouble when asking Mr.Kurt for a kickbox match where the loser would have to stop commenting forever ?

Kurt | 21 August 2021 - 14:50:37

A bit childish thinking proposal, well..., but unlawful?  Nonsense. However, I not see why some 'opposite' politicians jump on tilt and make a big deal/farce of it as it concerns them. True is, the country is in a mess. And it is not up to a  Gen Prayut's advisor to judge or a MP is fit to serve. That is up to the voters, in a democratic country, of course.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Authorities crackdown on scam texts

"She said people seeking to take out loans should contact a legitimate financial institution&qu...(Read More)


Authorities crackdown on scam texts

Someone keeps sending me these unsolicited messages and annoying adverts. It's this shady outfit...(Read More)


Authorities crackdown on scam texts

land of scamm banning scamming...this is the fart of the day... ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Enough rope

WTFB @ spot on once they realized that they had been rumbled after the daily map totals did not add ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Enough rope

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth....(Read More)


Phuket begins new vaccine injection method

What skip is blithely ignoring is that worldwide the serious cases needing ICU care are 97% UNVAXED....(Read More)


Authorities crackdown on scam texts

This is a common issue whey you insert a Truemove sim card into your phone. True intentionally s...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Enough rope

I assume that it is the inability to manage the numbers that has led to the failure to publish updat...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Enough rope

And they wonder why Thailand is still on many countries red lists !...(Read More)