Opposition Whip to submit no confidence motion to Parliament Nov 9


BANGKOK, Oct 30 – The Opposition whip is prepared to submit a no confidence motion to the House Speaker to grill the Pheu Thai-led government in early November.



Opposition whip chairman Jurin Laksanavisit said the joint meeting with the government whip agreed that the censure debate will be held Nov 25-26 before voting on Nov 27.

He said if the debate could not be finished by that time, it can be extended for one more day and vote on Nov 28.

Mr Jurin, also a Democrat Party MP, said the Opposition will file a no-confidence motion to House Speaker on Nov 9.

He said the Bhumjaithai Party also endorsed the motion and will join the debate.

Mr Jurin admitted that the recent cabinet shake-up does impact the Opposition’s planned debate.

He charged the prime minister opined that the opposition will scrutinise the government’s much-criticised rice pledging scheme and decided to reshuffle the cabinet in a move to better cope with the upcoming debate, not for the better efficient work.

Mr Jurin noted that the Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom however was not removed from the cabinet despite his failed performance because he must defend the controversial rice scheme on behalf of the premier.

Meanwhile, Bhumjaithai Party deputy secretary-general Supachai Jaisamut said, as of now, 27 of 34 party MPs will endorse the motion of Democrat-led Opposition.

He said more talks are underway to see if the remaining MPs will endorse the motion or not.