Chuan blasts ‘problem-dodging’ MPs over lack of quorum

Chuan blasts 'problem-dodging' MPs over lack of quorum
Parliament president Chuan Leekpai (photo: Chanat Katanyu)
Parliament chief executive Chuan Leekpai (photo: Chanat Katanyu)

Parliament leader Chuan Leekpai offers lambasted the no-show MPs responsible for Wednesday’s lack of a quorum that resulted in the particular shortest-ever House conference under this management.

Phoning them problem-dodgers, Mr Chuan vented his frustration after the Home sitting was adjourned only 20 mins after being convened.

The particular meeting lasted long enough to be informed that will Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana acquired resigned as a judgment Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) list MP, leaving the House along with 431 members.

Mr Thanakorn, also a Prime Minister’s Office minister, was your latest MP to stop after earlier suggesting he would switch to the particular United Thai Nation (UTN) Party.

Half the home members, or at least 216 MPs, were necessary to achieve a quorum.

However , too many MPs were missing from Wednesday’s conference, which angered Mister Chuan.

“This is not the way we [MPs] operate, operating away from problems. It shows we are afraid.

“If we don’t agree or are disappointed with any bill, we turn up to get meetings and election either to deny or abstain. If we choose to avoid conferences, it is we who seem to face the damage. Allow us to not turn the backs on complications, ” Mr Chuan said.

Wednesday’s House conference was scheduled in order to vote on the questionable bill on the legalisation of cannabis and hemp, sponsored by the Bhumjajthai Party.

The expenses is controversial, along with several MPs through the main opposition Pheu Thai Party as well as the coalition Democrat Celebration opposing it, citing a lack of effective regulates over the plants’ use.

The two parties reported the greatest absenteeism on Wed.

A few 86 or 71% of Pheu Thai’s 121 MPs were absent, followed by 64% or 32 from the Democrat Party’s 50 MPs.

Mr Chuan said over the next 5 weeks before the finish of this parliament’s four-year term, members need to attend meetings frequently.

In spite of some MPs not really being in favour of the cannabis or nationwide education bills, they ought to attend House meetings to do their work as legislators, this individual said.

Picharn Chaopattanawong, a Move Forward Party listing MP, suggested during Wednesday’s meeting how the House focus on pieces of legislation that have a powerful chance of being handed.

He or she said it was impractical for the House in order to table all the expenses currently on its agenda for a vote within the very short time left of this parliament.

Atthakorn Sirilatthayakorn, a PPRP MP for Chachoengsao province and admin of the government chief whip, disagreed with Mr Picharn stating members of parliament should try their best to pass as many laws as you possibly can in the next five several weeks.