By Thai Newsroom Reporters
THE OPPOSITION today (Aug. 16) lodged a censure motion against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other cabinet members on alleged misconduct, duty- negligence and inefficiency grounds.
The Pheu Thai Party-led opposition filed the censure motion to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai who is yet to open censure debate at parliament within two weeks from today.
Besides the premier who will be largely grilled on his alleged failures to contain the pandemic situation nationwide, the other cabinet members slated for the censure debate which will be followed by confidence votes and no-confidence votes among the MPs on both sides of the aisle include Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Sri-on, Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin and Digital Economy and Society Minister Chaiwut Thanakhamanusorn.
Anutin and Saksayam are concurrently leader and secretary general of the Bhumjaithai Party respectively while Chalermchai is concurrently leader of the Democrat Party, both being partners to the Palang Pracharath Party-led coalition government.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Both photos: NNT