Pheu Thai MP throws rice in Parliament to protest PM, minister’s absence 

Pheu Thai Party MP for Chiang Rai, Pichet Chuamuangphan, was ordered by House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to clean the floor of the parliament chamber today (Thursday). He had thrown rice…

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Approved charter amendment draft to be sent to Thai PM on Monday

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai will submit the constitutional amendments draft, which has recently passed its final reading in parliament, to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday so that the amended…

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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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Internal conflict over draft hazardous substance bill blamed for lack of quorum

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai told Thailand’s MPs today (Thursday) that he decided to suspend the sitting yesterday because, due to conflicting opinions over amendments to the Hazardous Substances Act, several…

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Three government parties submit constitutional amendment drafts, limit to senate power sought

Three government coalition parties, Democrat, Bhumjaithai and Chart Thai Pattana, have submitted eight draft constitutional amendments to Thailand’s House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, only hours after the Opposition submitted five of…

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Chuan vows to make parliament an institution dedicated to the people

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has vowed to make the Thai Parliament an institution recognized by the Thai people and by the international community as the model of an organization which…

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Chuan rebukes MP involved in planning parliament gay kiss stunt

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has reprimanded a member of the House Committee on the Affairs of Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Handicapped, Ethnic Minority Groups and Trans-genders for planning…

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Chuan apparently rebukes Seripisut for overstepping authority by inviting PM for questioning

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has apparently rebuked House anti-corruption committee chairman Seripisut Temiyavet for overstepping his authority when he invited Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan…

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Chuan confirms Opposition debate will proceed despite charter court’s rejection of oath issue petition

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai made clear this morning (Thursday) that the Opposition’s debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s incomplete oath recital on September 18 will proceed as scheduled. He said…

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Opposition to submit censure debate motion to House Speaker today

The seven-party parliamentary opposition will submit a motion to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Friday) seeking a censure debate against the government, but without calling for a vote over Prime…

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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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