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Thai parliament delays vote on charter changes, sets up study panel

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Parliament delays vote on charter changes, sets up study panel

 

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Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to set up a joint committee to study motions seeking amendments to the Constitution in a move seen by the opposition bloc and anti-government protesters as a delaying tactic.

 

Hundreds of protesters rallying outside the chamber shouted in anger after hearing about the vote. Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate voted 432-255 with 28 abstentions to set up a committee to study the motions and report back to the Parliament within one month.

 

Pheu Thai and most of the opposition parties boycotted the 45-member committee. The vote followed two days of intense debate on the six motions seeking to amend the Constitution.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/parliament-delays-vote-on-charter-changes-sets-up-study-panel/

 

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Speaker says he was led to believe there would be a vote on constitutional amendments

 

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Thailand’s Parliament President and House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said Thursday night that he was duped into believing that there would be a vote today on each of the six motions proposing constitutional amendments.

 

He told lawmakers at about 8.30pm that he was prepared for the vote, only to learn that the joint sitting of the Senate and the House had, instead, voted to set up a special panel to study the motions within a month, before returning them to Parliament for a new round of debate.

 

He told lawmakers, who thought they had been duped, that he, too, had been duped. He then told them to take care not to get infected with COVID-19 during the long recess, before he read a Royal Command announcing the closure of the parliamentary session.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/speaker-says-he-was-led-to-believe-there-would-be-a-vote-on-constitutional-amendments/

 

 
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Who, I wonder is doing the 'duping'?

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand’s Parliament President and House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said Thursday night that he was duped into believing that there would be a vote today on each of the six motions proposing constitutional amendments.

Of course he was, and he is not the only one that has been duped since the last election.

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

He told lawmakers, who thought they had been duped, that he, too, had been duped.

Any one who believes this guy has been duped.He's part of the gang. 

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

I dare say closely followed by a new panel to study the debate of the parliament debate, to return within a month for a new debate on the debating of the original debate debate

In other words it's just another delay tactic which could continue for many months, perhaps even more. All of them as scaly as they come. 

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