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Phalang Pracharat considers having ministers resign from MPs 

By The Nation

 

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Coalition leader Phalang Pracharat Party is considering having successful ministerial candidates who are list MPs leave the House of Representatives to prevent work overload.

 

The party secretary-general, Sontirat Sontijirawong, said on Thursday the party was discussing the issue but had yet to reach any conclusion. 

 

The matter was multifaceted, the politician said, admitting that the party was working on allocation of political positions to its members. 

 

Also being taken into consideration was the fact that the coalition had a slim majority in the lower house and any changes to it could affect the parliamentary majority, Sontirat added. 

 

Other coalition partner parties did not have to take the same approach, Sontirat said. 

 

Phalang Pracharat’s five list MPs, Nattapol Teepsuwan, Suriya Juangroongruangkit, Puttipong Punnakanta, Somsak Thepsutin and Santi Prompat, were the ministerial candidates that are expected to resign from the lower house to give way for the party’s other list MP candidates to replace them.

 

A source in the party said that traditionally the ministerial candidates must step down as MPs because the previous charters prohibited ministers who were MPs from voting on certain issues in the house.

 

But unlike its predecessor, this Constitution allowed the ministers who are MPs to vote in the censure motion.

 

The MPs who are ministerial candidates may not want to abandon their status in the house because if they were reshuffled from the Cabinet, they would be left with no political positions at all.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30371502

 

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the other problems those ministers might have is treason and insurrection charges for bangkok shutdown and obstructing elections in 2014. With mp immunity they might escape sentences 

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5 hours ago, Reigntax said:

And the political farce continues!!!

Never seen a country make a simple process so complicated. 

But Thailand seems to do that with every issue.

Self delete - double post. 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

A source in the party said that traditionally the ministerial candidates must step down as MPs because the previous charters prohibited ministers who were MPs from voting on certain issues in the house.

The previous constitution is definitely the right approach. Ministers who are incompetent and fair poorly in their work should be called up for censure debate. They obviously can't votes which is self-explanatory. Then come this banger of the current junta influenced constitution.

6 hours ago, webfact said:

But unlike its predecessor, this Constitution allowed the ministers who are MPs to vote in the censure motion.

This is so unmistakable junta handiwork to protect themselves unfairly. 

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9 hours ago, Reigntax said:

And the political farce continues!!!

Never seen a country make a simple process so complicated. 

But Thailand seems to do that with every issue.

Er, BREXIT springs to mind😀

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36 minutes ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Er, BREXIT springs to mind😀

Politicians doing what suits them best instead of doing what was voted for by the people!

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4 hours ago, Eric Loh said:
11 hours ago, webfact said:

But unlike its predecessor, this Constitution allowed the ministers who are MPs to vote in the censure motion.

This is so unmistakable junta handiwork to protect themselves unfairly. 

Doh! So why are they asking them to resign as MPs? Back to conspiracy Theory 101.

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41 minutes ago, Ozman52 said:

Doh! So why are they asking them to resign as MPs? Back to conspiracy Theory 101.

Dah. they are resisting the resignation.

“The MPs who are ministerial candidates may not want to abandon their status in the house”. 

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