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House Speaker warned of legal action if he enforces new House committee rule

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House Speaker warned of legal action if he enforces new House committee rule




House Speaker Chuan Leekpai was today warned that he might face a legal action for interference in the duties of House standing committees over his recent enforcement of a new rule governing chairmen of the various committees.


The new rule requires all House committees to report their dealings to the House speaker. 


Mr. Chirayu Huangsap, a Pheu Thai MP and chairman of the House standing committee on the affairs of independent organizations, state enterprises and public organizations, today questioned the House speaker’s authority to regulate the performance of the House committee chairmen, claiming that they are answerable to the House of Representatives, not to the House speaker.


The opposition MP argued that Mr Chuan’s introduction of the new rule could be construed as interference in the affairs of the House committees, adding that the House speaker’s job is to oversee parliament’s officials and to make sure that order is maintained during House meetings.


Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/house-speaker-warned-of-legal-action-if-he-enforces-new-house-committee-rule/


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