A video speech of Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung venting his frustration over the cabinet reshuffle and challenging Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to drop him from the lineup has been uploaded to the internet.
In the three-minute speech, recorded on Friday at a policy forum at the national police headquarters, Mr Chalerm accused Pol Col Thawee Sodsong, secretary-general of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC), of lobbying former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Ms Yingluck, to strip him of his position as deputy prime minister in charge of resolving the issues of southern unrest.
"Thawee can disrespect me, but he has to respect my working team. If you're not happy with me you can lobby and get me transferred. And he finally did.
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