House Speaker seeks to hold special meeting to defuse political situation

September 4th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

House Speaker Chai Chidchob (ชัย ชิดชอบ) stated after the House of Representatives deliberated on the Government budget and expenditure for 2009 that he would invite the opposition and Senate Speaker to hold a joint meeting to decipher a solution to the current political situation. He stated that if the budget and expenditure issue is not concluded today, he may ask for a special round to be held tomorrow afternoon

As for the opposition proposing a probe of rumors that the People Power Party leader drafted the Democrat Alliance for Democracy to be used against the People’s Alliance for Democracy Mr. Chai stated that the matter was a criminal issue and thus the opposition must take up the case with relevant authorities, such as the police. A special commitee of the House of Representatives is nonetheless reviewing the matter and will declare its conclusions as soon as possible.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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