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Pheu Thai’s ‘Ice Cream Gang’: Just Demoted Chalerm Trying to Cause Trouble?

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The ‘ice cream gang’ — thanks Khun Teerat.


Looks like Thai Labour Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung, who has to be one of the most idiotic people in Thailand, is doing his best to cause trouble for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Now, we all know Chalerm always makes stupid comments, but his latest comment a couple of days ago about an ‘ice cream gang’ that could cause trouble for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, had me practically spewing coffee down my nose. After all, he’s not talking about the ice cream in Thailand that you I know best, but instead about an ‘ice cream gang’ whose goals are nefarious. But, today, the story got even better.

Who is in Chalerm’s ‘ice cream gang’?

According to Chalerm’s statement a couple of days ago, the ‘ice cream gang’ is very real. They are a “group of politicians at Government House……who will make her job as prime minister more difficult and lead to trouble,” said Chalerm when asked.

I wonder why it is, when Chalerm says stupid things like this, do I always automatically think it’s Chalerm who is about to cause PM Yingluck trouble? Could it be because it’s usually him that does?

Possible motives for the ‘ice cream gang’ comment

Personally, talk about an ‘ice cream gang’ sounds to me to be nothing more than sour grapes and an attempt to cause trouble, as Chalerm himself was demoted last month from Deputy Prime Minister to Labour Minister, and I’m sure, knowing the kind of man Chalerm is, he’s not too happy about it.

And men like Chalerm, what do they do in that situation? Why…..they cause as much trouble as they can, of course.

To make the situation even funnier, government spokesman Teerat Ratanasevi posted a photo on Instagram today supposedly showing the ‘ice cream gang’ at work. So, who are they?

The real ‘ice cream gang’

They are…..four Thai politicians currently on a government trip to Poland and Turkey — including Teerat Ratanasevi himself — and happily enjoying some delicious Polish ice cream.

Do you get the feeling Khun Teerat is taking the piss?

All I can say is “Good for you, Khun Teerat. Good for you” and then ask Is Former Deputy PM Chalerm drunk again?