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Unqualified! – Opposition launches attack on new Cabinet

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Unqualified! – Opposition launches attack on new Cabinet

By The Nation

 

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MP Seripisut Temiyavej, leader of the opposition Seri Ruam Thai Party

 

Opposition politicians on Thursday questioned the qualifications of several members of the incoming government headed by General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

 

Thammanas Phromphao, a key figure in the ruling Phalang Pracharat Party and new deputy agriculture minister, was the main target of the opposition attack.

 

MP Seripisut Temiyavej, leader of the opposition Seri Ruam Thai Party, wondered how Thammanas could take up the Cabinet job after he was allegedly sentenced to jail in Australia for a drug-related offence.

 

"The Constitution states that anyone who has served time in jail for drug offences is not qualified to become an MP or government minister. The law does not distinguish between imprisonment in Thailand or overseas," Seripisut said.

 

He added that the opposition was discussing whether to file a motion for an investigation into the qualifications of other newly appointed Cabinet members.

 

Deputy Prime Minister and government legal adviser Wissanu Krea-ngam rebuffed the accusation on Thursday, insisting that Thammanas did not lack qualifications for Cabinet. 

 

"Legal facts are one thing and suitability is another matter," he said, citing constitutional clauses.

 

Asked about the opposition filing a motion on the matter, Wissanu said: "They have the right to do so."

 

Asked if Prime Minister Prayut should take responsibility, Wissanu replied: “I don’t know.”

 

Politician Ruangkrai Leekitwattana said his research revealed that many newly appointed Cabinet members had problems regarding their qualifications.

 

These included Wissanu, Suvit Maesincee, Uttama Savanayana and Somkid Jatusripitak.

 

Ruangkrai was formerly an MP for the opposition Pheu Thai Party and later a key figure in the now-defunct Thai Raksa Chart Party.

 

MP Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, secretary-general of the opposition Future Forward Party, said on Thursday that the new Cabinet line-up indicated that the incoming government is merely an extension of the outgoing junta.

 

He pointed out that many junta regime members with military backgrounds or connections have been reappointed.

 

"The new government is elected but its members have just taken swapped their military attire for business suits. They still have military traits. And I believe they will continue to run the country by centring on the military," Piyabutr said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372803

 

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It seems to me that most of the time this government will be tied is in similar issues...the people's needs will have to wait.

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the drug was heroin.

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Asked if Prime Minister Prayut should take responsibility, Wissanu replied: “I don’t know.”

Funny, he seemed to know all the answers to the other questions. 

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Asked if Prime Minister Prayut should take responsibility, Wissanu replied: “I don’t know.”

 

2 hours ago, rkidlad said:

Funny, he seemed to know all the answers to the other questions. 

he is copying Prawit "Mai roo!"

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Try to get an O A visa with a police report like that in your record,if they don't give you a visa you can say it happened outside Thailand

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Nice to see the return of that kind of scrutiny. That's desperately needed.

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On 7/11/2019 at 7:17 PM, snoop1130 said:

Legal facts are one thing and suitability is another matter," he said, citing constitutional clauses.

 

Translated :

 

Breaking the law is ok for members of the junta team but nobody else.

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On 7/11/2019 at 7:17 PM, snoop1130 said:

He pointed out that many junta regime members with military backgrounds or connections have been reappointed.

 

 

A possible way out of this sad predicament would be to find out how much cash these people would accept to retire from their interfering in politics. If the country can afford submarines surely it would be cost effective to give them all 100 million baht of tax payers money each if they would agree to stop trying to destroy the country.

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