Debate in the House to raise economic issues affecting Thai people

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Regarding the debate, Opposing Whip Leader Suthin Klangsaeng said the opposition is fully ready and Mingkwan Sangsuwan, leader of the New Economy Party, and Mongkolkit Suksintharanon, leader of the Thai Civilized Party, will be among the speakers at the opposition.

Opposition parties plan to grill the government with economic problems during their general debate in parliament today (17 February).

Regarding the debate, Opposing Whip Leader Suthin Klangsaeng said the opposition is fully ready and Mingkwan Sangsuwan, leader of the New Economy Party, and Mongkolkit Suksintharanon, leader of the Thai Civilized Party, will be among the speakers at the opposition.

From the general debate, people would know that the government was problematic and caused today’s economic problems, Mr Suthin said.

Prior to the debate, the government had already resolved some issues, including oil prices and farmers’ incomes, and the opposition believed the debate would benefit the people, he said.

The general debate without a vote in accordance with article 152 of the constitution will last 30 hours, including 22 hours for the opposition and eight hours for the deputies of the cabinet and the coalition.

It will cover four main themes: economic problems, including high prices and low wages; outbreaks of COVID-19 and African swine fever; unsuccessful political reform; and other issues affecting people’s lives. (TNA)


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