Motion to oust Seripisut from House Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Committee
An urgent motion has been submitted to the House of Representatives, by a group of Palang Pracharat MPs, demanding the removal of Seri Ruam Thai party leader, Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet, from the House Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Committee.
The motion was initiated by Mr. Paibul Nititawan, Mr. Sira Jejjakha and Mr. Sutha Prateep na Thalang and seconded by about 50 other MPs.
Mr. Paibul, a member of the committee, said today that Seripisut, the committee chairman, again raised the issue, of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s failure to recite in full the oath during the swearing-in ceremony, for consideration at the committee’s meeting on Wednesday. This was in defiance of a majority resolution that the issue as it is beyond the committee’s authority.
He accused Seripisut of abusing his authority in an effort to keep the issue alive, despite the fact that the Prime Minister had already been endorsed by His Majesty the King, adding that the Constitutional Court also has refused to consider the issue.
“As such, Pol Gen Seripisut does not deserve to stay on as committee chairman or member,” said the Palang Pracharat MP.
Citing the oath issue, Seripisut insists that the Government is illegitimate and he boycotted presentation of its policy statement and the debate on the budget bill.
Palang Pracharat MP Sira, a member of the same committee, questioned why Seripisut receives an MP salary if, as he insists, the Government is illegal.