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House first meeting marred by protests and boos

 

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The first meeting of the House of Representatives was anything but smooth and orderly as it was marred by protests and boos from several MPs, who were apparently venting their pent-up frustration after being gagged for the past five years under the junta’s rule.

 

The first sign of disorder emerged when the House secretary-general, Mr. Sorasak Pienwech, read an order by the Constitutional Court temporarily suspending Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s parliamentary membership over his media share ownership controversy. Thanathorn asked for permission to respond to the reading of the court’s order only to be rejected by Mr. Chai Chidchob, the senior-most MP, who assumed the role as the interim House speaker.

 

As Mr. Chai tried to explain to Thanathorn his status after the charter court’s ruling, Mr. Mongkolkit Sooksintharanont, leader of the Thai Civilized Party, loudly interjected urging the speaker to stop talking and allow the Future Forward party leader to make his statement.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/house-first-meeting-marred-by-protests-and-boos/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-05-26
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I watched this (the video of it), and Thanathorn acquitted himself with dignity and poise. It was heartening to see how much applause and support he got from other MPs as he left the chamber. It gives me hope. It will not be so simple for Autocrats just to do as they will in the future (although they will still maintain the upper hand, of course).

Incidentally, what a shambles: first, Thanathorn is told he cannot join Paliament; then he is told, he can; then (finally) he was told he cannot join the first meeting and must leave the chamber.

I've seen four-year-olds organise their birthday parties better than this!

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2 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

It's all a meaningless pantomime anyway, just a pretense of democracy and the people having a voice, it's not and they will make sure they don't have.

 

The so called election was held to silence international criticism of the coup not for the benefit of the hoi polloi.

 

The junta for all the strutting are very sensitive to criticism and are deeply hurt when looked down on.

 

They are like spoilt little children who mature adults will not allow to sit at the table during dinner since their manners are deficient.

 

The farce in progress is  their attempt to demonstrate that they are as civilized and mature as the international community would have them.

 

As we are witnessing , an epic fail.

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Never know if there will be fist fights. But then again you got trained military A****** who got a free pass into the government house who would surely jump up and thump the anti junta ones, but from the sounds of it, things are off to a wonderful start. Poor Thanathorn. And with Chuan now the main guy in the lower house the Dems are surely going to ride with the Junta losing all face. Sad state of affairs, but I hope they turn their backs on the Junta, but the way I see it is that Chuan is one of those elite and his wife is a Khunying. One of the cronies that cannot hide his feathers.

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As an outsider, I just look at this shear stupidity and think to myself W T F and just get on with what I am doing and have some control over. 

We all rant and rave, post meaningful or smart arse comments  - but all to no avail as nobody give a rats arse to what we think. 

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This is just what the Junta want it to be a shambles and not taken seriously .Why hasn't the new Parliament building been delivered ?

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The people are making their displeasure known. The junta, the army and Prayuth are universally despised within Thailand. Especially, by the youth. They have done nothing for this nation, or it's people, in the past five years. 

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17 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

The people are making their displeasure known. The junta, the army and Prayuth are universally despised within Thailand. Especially, by the youth. They have done nothing for this nation, or it's people, in the past five years. 

But unfortunately mai bpen rai rules.... 

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