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Senate speaker says MPs have no right to examine senatorial selection process

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Senate speaker says MPs have no right to examine senatorial selection process

 

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Senate speaker Pornpetch Wikchitcholchai has rejected the seven-party opposition bloc’s demand for the House of Representatives to examine the selection process of 250 senators, on the grounds that the House has no right to do so.

 

Instead, he suggested that the Pheu Thai-led Opposition raise the issue with the Constitutional Court which, he said, is the right body to rule on the matter.

 

In the motion, submitted to House of Representatives, the opposition questioned the legitimacy of the 250 senators and sought a debate on the issue of regulations regarding the selection of the senators, the selection process, conflicts of interest and the 1.3 billion baht spent.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/senate-speaker-says-mps-have-no-right-to-examine-senatorial-selection-process/

 

 

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Rule #1 ; Rules are subject to change at our whim!

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Senate speaker says MPs have no right to examine senatorial selection process

No, they no have right to do anything. They are just there to fill out the empty seats.

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Be interested to see their reaction if/when someone proposes an elected senate. Of course it would require a new constitution to be approved by the populace.

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The shape of things to come, a speaker aligned with the Junta will not allow fair debate.

I guess I don't understand Thai democracy. 

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Oh? So a democratically elected member of the lower house has no right to question the selection process of the senate? Surely it is within the power and responsibility of the lower house to amend the constitution and change this shameful charade.

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