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Thai parliament to close forever new year's eve

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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A parliament in session in a 2016 file photo.

 

BANGKOK — The House of Parliament will close its doors for good New Year’s Eve as part of a plan to relocate the legislative seat of power to a new riverside location, an official said Wednesday.

 

Staff are scheduled to clear the 44-year-old building of any belongings by Dec. 26, deputy house speaker Surachai Liengboonlertchai told reporters. A farewell party will also be held that day, Suracha said.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2018/12/05/thai-parliament-to-close-forever-new-years-eve/

 
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"The new parliament building – a massive complex designed to resemble a temple – is being constructed in Kiak Kai, a neighborhood that also houses many military facilities"

 

Makes sense, be less distance to travel next time the politicians are removed...

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NLA seeks new meeting venue as Parliament site to be returned to Palace Bureau

By THE NATION

 

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THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) has five choices for a new meeting venue after it vacates the Parliament building at the end of this year, as the compound has to be returned to the Royal Household Bureau.

 

NLA’s first vice president Surachai Liengboonlertchai said yesterday that the new Parliament should be ready in June, but until then the assembly needs another venue. He heads a working group tasked with finding a new meeting venue for legislators for the period January to June. 

 

The five venues in Bangkok proposed so far are the United Nations Convention Centre, Thammasat University’s Main Auditorium, the TOT Auditorium, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and First Army Area’s auditorium, Surachai said, adding that he will inspect these locations on December 11. 

 

Criteria for consideration include facilities such as parking space, dining hall, meeting rooms, electronic voting system and rent. Surachai is expected to make a decision by December 13.

 

A source familiar with the matter said the TOT Auditorium in Chaeng Wattana area was likely to be chosen, as it meets the criteria, but the Bt80,000 per day rent is far too high. The source added that the NLA hopes to bring the rent down to Bt60,000 per day. 

 

Meanwhile, Surachai said yesterday that though the House of Representatives’ secretary-general Sorasak Pienvej had said the new Parliament compound should be completed by June, he added that he could not vouch for this prediction. 

 

“I am not directly in charge of this matter,” Surachai said, though he added that the construction should be completed by the time the new government was in place. 

 

Separately, a “big clean-up event” at the Parliament building has been scheduled for December 26 and all NLA members have been invited to take part. The government has been using this compound since September 1974. 

 

The new Parliament compound, in Bangkok’s Kiakkai area along the banks of Chao Phraya River, was to be completed by November 2015. However, the Bt12-billion project suffered repeated delays caused by the need to demolish old buildings and relocate residents on the 123-rai site. 

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30359898

 
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its a cool looking building

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"Thai parliament to close forever"... now we can all move on as we already know the outcome of next year's "election".

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Why can't they simply stay where they are for an extra 6 months? Doesn't say anything good about how the nation's decisionmakers regard the Parliament & its functions!

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3 hours ago, Tailwagsdog said:

Didn't know thailand had a parliament, i thought it was controlled by a military junta.

Parliamentary in name only.

Great for the usual rhetorical image.

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From what I've seen of the numbers turning up they could hold Parliamentary sessions in any primary school classroom.

 

Apt in many ways.

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13 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

"The new parliament building – a massive complex designed to resemble a temple – is being constructed in Kiak Kai, a neighborhood that also houses many military facilities"

 

Makes sense, be less distance to travel next time the politicians are removed...

I was thinking it was to shorten the commute to work for the generals 😐

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2 hours ago, bangkokfrog said:

"Thai parliament to close forever"... now we can all move on as we already know the outcome of next year's "election".

Yeah, I thought that was best and most truthful line coming from the junta since they took power, Ha!

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Criteria for consideration include facilities such as parking space, dining hall, meeting rooms, electronic voting system and rent

... and comfy chairs, soft tissue drool-wipers

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and good wifi, more soft tissue and lubricant dispensers

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So much that could be said that can't be said. Are the Thai people asleep or muttering under their breath. I'm not currently in Thailand so I don't know but I think the accumulation of events is astonishing and it is astonishing that it is not discussed.

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32 minutes ago, tomta said:

So much that could be said that can't be said. Are the Thai people asleep or muttering under their breath. I'm not currently in Thailand so I don't know but I think the accumulation of events is astonishing and it is astonishing that it is not discussed.

Limited and strictly adhered to within particular venues.

 

One can find a wealth of open and free discussions, if you know where to look and aren't conditioned to limit yourself.

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