House Speaker orders probe into bribery allegation ahead of no confidence vote

Thailand’s House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered a formal investigation into the allegation, made by Pheu Thai MP Visarn Techateerawat, that a group of MPs each received a five-million-baht bribe…

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House Speaker maintains his rejection of Pheu Thai’s draft charter amendments

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Wednesday) reiterated his decision to reject the Pheu Thai Party’s  draft charter amendments, which seek to establish a Constitution Drafting Assembly to craft a new charter…

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Speaker says censure debate to proceed despite protests by government MPs

Opposition leader Sompong Amornvivat started the four-day censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine of his cabinet ministers in Thailand’s parliament on Tuesday morning. He read out the…

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Officials told to prepare for parliament to reconvene on January 20th

Thailand’s parliament is due to reconvene on January 20th, after about a two-week break over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Sukit Atthopakorn, an advisor to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai,…

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President of Thai Parliament wants to bring people together, but not to quarrel

Thailand’s Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has said that he intends to bring people from all sectors of the Thai society together, including anti-establishment protesters, for constructive discussions, to find long-term…

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Parliament President should head the Reconciliation Committee – Senator

Senator Kamnoon Sitthisamarn has proposed that the Thai Parliament’s President, Chuan Leekpai, should head the reconciliation committee, emphasizing the latter’s suitability for the post.   He said that Mr. Chuan…

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Speaker says he was led to believe there would be a vote on constitutional amendments

Thailand’s Parliament President and House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said Thursday night that he was duped into believing that there would be a vote on each of the six motions proposing…

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Chuan does not recognize this Constitution, but disagrees with dumping it

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said today that he has not recognized the existing Constitution from the beginning, while disagreeing with a rewrite of the entire document “because that won’t be…

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Thai MPs told not to discard garbage in the parliament chamber

Members of parliament have been reminded of the dignity and status of the parliament chamber, and the need to maintain cleanliness, after it was discovered that the chamber was littered…

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Seripisut loses his right to take part in second day of debate

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet was dealt a big blow this afternoon (Friday) by parliament president Chuan Leekpai, who ruled that the former police chief had…

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Chuan addressed new MPs, warned them to behave well

“We are elected MPs. Do not disappoint the constituents and bring shame to the province you represent by showing your inadequacies. Being an elected MPs is so meaningful. It’s a…

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Democrat advisory chief Chuan elected House speaker

The Democrat party’s chief advisor Chuan Leekpai has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, receiving 258 votes.  The other contender, Mr. Sompong Amornvivat of the Pheu Thai party,…

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Ex-PM Chuan to join the race for House speakership

The Democrat party has nominated former prime minister and party chief advisor Chuan Leekpai as its candidate in the race to become Speaker of the House today (Saturday). Mr. Prin…

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