Everyone loves ‘Daddy’: forget Thaksin, here’s the Thai junta’s new billionaire rival: Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is one uncharacteristic plutocrat.The law is after him, the ladies call him “daddy”, and he’s running in Thailand’s impending elections promising a welfare state.As the March 24 polls draw nearer, the 40-year-old scion of Thailand’s biggest auto-parts manufacturer is emerging as a darling among millennials – many of whom are disenchanted with long-standing strife between the “red shirts” and “yellow shirts” that have dominated the kingdom’s politics.And with some…