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Opposition plans to censure govt before year-end, says new Pheu Thai leader

By The Nation

 

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The Opposition plans a censure motion towards the end of the year against the new government led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, newly-elected Pheu Thai Party leader Sompong Amornwiwat said on Friday.

 

Sompong will be effectively Opposition Leader since Pheu Thai is the largest party lined up against the government.

 

He said opposition MPs would start scrutinising the government during the House of Representatives debate in September on its Budget statement for the next fiscal year.

 

"We will look carefully at how the budget is spent," Sompong said. "Next, there will be a no-confidence debate around the end of the year," he added, without specifying precisely which aspects of government policy would be targeted.

 

Sompong questioned a remark by Prayut that he did not want his government to be "overthrown" by Parliament, saying Parliament was unlikely to bring any government down.

 

However, he added: "It all depends on the government. The people will see for themselves [how the government performs]. The PM should be hard-working.”

 

The 78-year-old was speaking shortly after being elected unopposed as the new Pheu Thai leader at the party's general meeting.

 

The veteran politician was asked to comment on media reports that Pheu Thai patriarch Thaksin Shinawatra was planning to wash his hands of Thai politics for good. He said he could not answer that because he had not been in touch with the former premier for some time.

 

"Admittedly, the party was created by Thaksin," Sompong said, “but people in the party can now work by themselves.”

 

Thaksin, who was ousted from power in the 2006 military coup, has lived in exile overseas. 

 

He left the country in 2008, shortly before the Supreme Court's Criminal Division on Political Office Holders sentenced him to two years in jail for abusing his power while serving as prime minister. 

 

Arrest warrants were later issued for him in connection with other criminal cases against him stemming from his time as head of government.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372900

 

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It will be a pleasant Christmas present for the country; we all look forward to the day.

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I'm not a fan of Pheu Thai they are just as corrupt as the rest, but there is no better going on in Thailand - the country is seriously flawed no matter who is in charge and will not change unless something unsavoury happens - probably going to happen some time - it is in the hands of the people and won't be pleasant

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8 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Admittedly, the party was created by Thaksin," Sompong said, “but people in the party can now work by themselves.”

As long as they do what thaksin tells them to do

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8 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Sompong questioned a remark by Prayut that he did not want his government to be "overthrown" by Parliament

..........................................and have to call in the troops

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9 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The Opposition plans a censure motion towards the end of the year against the new government led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, newly-elected Pheu Thai Party leader Sompong Amornwiwat said on Friday.

nice, off to a roaring start; ongoing, thais cannot govern themselves

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Well, it should be entertaining to see how this all plays out. 

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11 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The 78-year-old

Should be retired!

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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

However, he added: "It all depends on the government. The people will see for themselves [how the government performs]. The PM should be hard-working.”

Is he suggesting Prayuth should attend parliament rather than preparing an itinerary for a tax-payer funded world tour?

 

12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

"Admittedly, the party was created by Thaksin," Sompong said, “but people in the party can now work by themselves.”

But are they still being paid to be members of PTP and vote the party line?  A clear statement that this (illegal in most democracies) practice has ceased would go a long way to dispelling the perception that they are bought and paid for puppets. 

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Stop messing around, you've already destroyed too much in the past and don't forget, it's not the yellow shirts now but the military! La Junta is still in power and you are doing everything to keep it where it is!

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13 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

"Admittedly, the party was created by Thaksin," Sompong said, “but people in the party can now work by themselves.”

So, when did the training wheels come off?

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7 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

As long as they do what thaksin tells them to do

A lot more room for dissent and diversity of opinion on the other side than there has ever been under Prayuth.

 

However, those on the other side of Thailand’s color-coded political divide — the Red Shirts — are also vehemently opposed, but for very different reasons. They want justice for comrades killed in the 2010 crackdown. The prospect of general amnesty has them fearing that justice will never be served.

 

http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/thailands-amnesty-bill-unites-political-foes-against-government/

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