Thai 'billionaire peasant' ready to run as country's next prime minister

Mr Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of Thai political party Future Forward, speaking about his political ambitions during an interview in Bangkok on March 13, 2018.
Mr Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of Thai political party Future Forward, speaking about his political ambitions during an interview in Bangkok on March 13, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

PATHUM THANI (THAILAND) - Fresh from being elected as the leader of the new Future Forward party, auto-parts tycoon, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Sunday (May 27) said he was ready to be the next prime minister of Thailand.

Mr Thanathorn, 39, whose nickname is "billionaire peasant" because of his outspoken stance against the military coup, co-founded Future Forward in mid-March with Thammasat University law lecturer Piyabutr Saengkanokkul.

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