(BangkokPost.com) - Suvit Khunkitti decided Thursday to step down as leader of Puea Pandin party and party member.
Mr Suvit submitted his resignation letter to party's secretary-general. The resignation is effective immediately.
According to the letter, Mr Suvit said he disagrees with the use of force to disperse anti-government protesters on Oct 7, which left two people dead and more than 400 injured. He also said he does not support the government's move to amend the charter as it cannot state which articles must be altered and for whom they would benefit.
He also said in the letter that he does not agree with the government's move on Preah Vihear matter.
He then thanked party members for their support, and said that his resignation would pave the way for executive members to select new party leader.