Thailand: Opposition takes aim at 10 ministers

  • The opposition camp is gearing up for a no-confidence debate, the second of its kind against the government, and is said to have a very long list of targets and allegations ranging from flawed management to corruption. The main issues will evolve around the handling of Covid-19.
  • While Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is the prime target of the upcoming debate, the opposition is said to be training their guns on 10 cabinet members from three coalition parties: the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), the Democrat Party and the Bhumjaithai Party.
  • The opposition parties are scheduled to meet on 24 Jan 21 to review and finalise their targets and charges before submitting the no-confidence motion along with the details of the accusations to House Speaker on 25 Jan 21.
  • Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Pita Limjaroenrat said the upcoming debate will zero in on Gen Prayut and Gen Prawit and will cover the government’s failure to tackle economic, social and political problems as well as corruption.
  • However, a source close to the opposition camp said the opposition parties are not on the same page when it comes to who should be grilled and there seems to be some mistrust which they must overcome.

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