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Opposition to provide evidence against government in upcoming debate

Tanutam Thawan

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Thailand’s opposition party members are preparing to provide evidence to back the charges being made against the government in an upcoming censure debate. The government is accused of policy-oriented corruption and of playing a part in structural conflicts. The allowance of illegal immigrants into the country and illegal gambling dens is expected to be discussed as it has been attributed to the 2nd wave of Covid-19 sweeping the nation.

Chief opposition whip Sutin Klungsang said the opposition parties have proof of wrongdoing that has played a part in damaging the country through mismanagement and hardship to the people. Sutin says more than 1 minister will be questioned.

“Several. At least seven.”

He says they will finalise who will be censured this week based on the information they have gathered, and says they will meet again on Sunday to discuss their debate strategy and time allocation.

The opposition camp is planning to introduce a “no-confidence” motion against the government tomorrow, marking the 2nd of its kind to ever be lodged.

Sereepisuth Temeeyaves, leader of the opposition Seri Ruam Thai Party and former police chief says his information will deliver a “serious blow” to the PM after he was criticised for saying “even a hundred prime ministers will not be able to rid Thailand of illegal gambling dens.”

“I made a crusade against illegal gambling dens long before I was the national police chief. What did the PM mean when he said things like that? Did they make the arrests or not? So, sit back and wait for the debate.”

He says he is not sure if Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon would be grilled in the upcoming debate, but named Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat, PM and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Deputy Interior Minister Niphon Bunyamanee are among the targets.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    They can prove all they want. This government will not be removed by anything less than force.

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      Galaxy

      Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      Yes, Toby you are right. But wait and see and let’s hope, I still believe that there will be an end for this bluddy GVT.

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        Citizen cynic of tooting

        Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 7:26 pm

        They are nothing more than a token puppet opposition for show purposes only.
        mr andrews is 100 percent correct.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 1:03 am

      Not necessarily. The government is a multi party coalition with a very slim majority – on the other hand, the opposition is also multi party and possibly even more deeply divided, as the failed censure debate a year ago showed.

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      Roger

      Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 7:36 am

      Stop on mate

      Maybe the new USA will be the answer?

      Good Luck Thailand

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    Ynwaps

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Does that mean the new government would be even harsher on us expats? Or just the immigrants that are too brown, are responsible for the second wave and poverty of 1.5million Thais?

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    Michael

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Hahaha, proving that a military dictatorship is wrong. What will they accomplish with that?

    Every democracy worldwide has been shaped by armed resistance and war. Not by talking to the corrupt rulers.

    The streets here were red with blood. We burned our opponents alive on the fire pile.

    Don’t they get history lessons at school? The Thai population still has a lot to learn.

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    Ian

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Everything is a start this and the protest marches just need President Biden to turn the screw now and let’s see the rats run

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    Bill

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Long live the King!!!

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