MOVE Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat today (Aug. 4) gave a special lecture at Thammasat University’s orientation event to welcome first-year students despite still recovering from influenza, TV Channel 7 said.
After the event, of which there were three rounds from morning, the party team accompanying him told the press he could not give an interview because he has just been discharged from hospital after undergoing treatment for influenza strain A and is still recovering especially where his voice is concerned as he had earlier lost it completely.
In his lecture Pita told the first-year students that some people speculated that today’s House/Senate meeting would collapse due to a lot of lawmakers not showing up as on the agenda was a motion to amend Section 272 of the coup junta-designed constitution to the extent that the unelected senators be no longer empowered to cast votes for prime minister alongside the elected MPs.
However Move Forward party-list MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn later informed him that 49 out of 249 senators did show up.
“You can’t pass any laws and what I want from the younger generation (is to realise) the world needs new imagination and passion to get rid of old things. The old economic and political systems are crumbling before our very eyes but the new structure has not been completely built,” he said.
Move Forward leader giving a lecture to Thammasat University’s first-year students today, August 4, 2023. Photos: Matichon