NLA voting to impeach 38 former senators today


BANGKOK, 12 March 2015 – The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will vote whether to impeach 38 former senators for trying to change the senate composition today.

The decision is expected to take no more than 3 hours. Each NLA member will be required to vote by marking on orange, green, white and blue cards depending on the charges, and dropping them into boxes during the voting process.

The alleged will be divided into four groups — with 22, 13, and 2 people in each group, as well as a single individual based on the charges against them. There are 132 voters today and it will only take 3 out 5 votes to remove one senator.

Those impeached will be banned from politics for 5 years. If they are currently holding a position in the National Reform Council, they will be asked to step down immediately.

The NLA is also scheduled to appoint board members of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission and review 8 draft legislations.