Nattika Loweera: the New Dem candidate in Pheu Thai stronghold
Submitted on Wed, 2019-03-20 16:21PrachataiPrachatai interviews with Nattika Loweera, a Democrat’s MP candidate in Constituency 1, Chaiyaphum Province. The journalist-turned-politician talks about challenges of campaigning in Pheu Thai’s stronghold, her role as a ‘New Dem’ in a conservative Democrat Party, as a new generation of woman politician in context of political transformation, the trending child welfare policy in Chaiyuphum, as well as her perspective on amnesty of political prisoners and political refugees, amending law that obstructs rights and freedom, and people’s participation in Cyber Security Law, Computer Crime Act, Public Assembly Act, and a solution to Article 112. You used to be a journalist. Why did you decide to go into politics? N: Being a journalist makes you see the truth - not just a point of view, but many points of view. I found political, economic, and social inequality [when I worked as a journalist]. Power of journalism can help solving them to a certain extent. But politics is about equal and fair distribution for the people. First, I found the problem from my perspective as a journalist. Second, politics is about distribution of benefits. Third, an inspiration of my generation, which manifests in every party, leads me to realize that I am a part of the society which has been facing both old and new challenges. Since I have the opportunity as the society opens the door for the new generation to participate, I decided to work in politics. I am a new generation and a representative of it, a group that will live for 50-60 years from now, so I think we should participate in the public administration. In your opinion, what are old problems and what are new problems? N: Old problems are about inequality in all aspects, including economic, social, and political. Only... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Nattika Loweera: the New Dem candidate in Pheu Thai stronghold, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
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