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Chuan blasts ‘problem-dodging’ MPs over lack of quorum

Parliament president Chuan Leekpai (photo: Chanat Katanyu)

Parliament president Chuan Leekpai has lambasted the no-show MPs responsible for Wednesday’s lack of a quorum that resulted in the shortest-ever House meeting under this administration.

Calling them problem-dodgers, Mr Chuan vented his frustration after the House sitting was adjourned only 20 minutes after being convened.

The meeting lasted long enough to be informed that Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana had resigned as a ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) list MP, leaving the House with 431 members.

Mr Thanakorn, also a Prime Minister’s Office minister, was the latest MP to quit after earlier indicating he would switch to the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party.

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