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Prayut advised to not dodge censure debate by dissolving House


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

THE OPPOSITION BLOC today (Jan.12) advised Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha against possibly dissolving the House of Representatives only to preclude next month’s censure debate.

The Pheu Thai, Move Forward and other opposition parties have insisted that Prayut agree to the scheduling of the censure debate without a subsequent vote of confidence for February 1 and not put it off until February 15 as reportedly preferred by his cabinet.

Move Forward MP Surachet Praweenwongwut said the censure debate during which the prime minister and other cabinet members could be openly criticised for three to four days in a row might probably be negated by the dissolution of the legislative branch, thus warranting a general election in 60 days.

The people nationwide are anticipating such a significant House session which could probably help them evaluate the government’s performance and make up their minds before going to the polls, the Move Forward MP said.

Pheu Chart MP Songkhram Kitlertpairot said hearsay has it that Prayut might probably dissolve the House around the middle of next month to avoid the planned censure debate which could probably otherwise make him look untrustworthy in the eye of constituents nationwide.

Prayut who will contest the general election to retain power for two more years under the Ruam Thai Sang Chart banners has been earlier speculated to dissolve the House just a week or two before its four-year term would otherwise be fully consumed in late March.


Top: Move Forward MP Surachet Praweenwongwut at parliament today, Jan. 12, 2023. Photo: Thai Rath

Front Page: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Photo: Matichon

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