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Wan Noor slammed for being too wishy-washy during House/Senate sessions


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

HOUSE SPEAKER WAN MUHAMAD Noor Matha today (Aug.4) was considerably taken to task on social media for being allegedly too incompetent and indecisive to chair significant, joint House/Senate meetings.

Many viewers of today’s joint House/Senate session which only lasted a few hours almost immediately accused Wan Noor of performing in wishy-washy fashion as he adjourned it after a few hours of debate over the Move Forward’s latest motion to have the lawmakers reconsider whether they may give Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat a second chance of being named prime minister.

Instead of awaiting the Constitutional Court’s delayed ruling on the case, the legislative branch was strongly advised to perform independently and practically decide for themselves on it, according to Move Forward MPs.

Much to the legislators’ surprise, the House speaker who concurrently performs as parliament president, today ended the joint House/Senate session after a few hours of debate on the refreshed Move Forward motion.

A hashtag entitled “#parliament meetings” has quickly become today’s No.1 topic on Twitter following Wan Noor’s surprise action pertaining to the debate-riddled session which some online critics remark was a sheer repetition of recent events in which he had adjourned a rescheduled session to pick a prime minister.

Other online critics suggested Wan Noor to call it quits from the post of House Speaker for failing to exercise lawful powers or to take due responsibility for significant meetings at parliament.

As head of the legislative branch, Wan Noor was criticised on social media for unnecessarily passing the buck of responsibility only to see the case pertaining to Pita’s sought-after second chance delayed by the Constitutional Court until Aug.16.

Nevertheless, Wan Noor has earlier said Pheu Thai candidate for prime minister Srettha Thavisin may be named and voted in a sustained joint House/Senate session the next day.

Wan Noor, who also concurrently performs as Prachachart leader, was given the top post of the legislative branch apparently due to an unsolved tussle between the Move Forward and Pheu Thai over it.


House Speaker Wan Muhamad Noor Matha at Parliament today, August 4, 2023. Top photo Thai Rath, Front Page photo: Matichon

Insert: Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat. Photo: Thai Rath

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