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Thai Opposition Files Censure Over Prayut’s Covid-19 Mismanagement

Thai Opposition Leaders File Censure Motion Against Prayut Chan-o-cha Prime Minister

Thai opposition parties filed a censure-debate motion targeting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five ministers over their handling of the coronavirus epidemic.

Sompong Amornwiwat, leader of the Pheu Thai Party, and the opposition, sent the motion to parliament President Chuan Leekpai.

Apart from the prime minister, five targeted ministers were Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on, Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin and Digital Economy and Society Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn.

Sompong said opposition parties gathered mistakes of the government which mainly concerned its management of Covid-19 vaccines, responses to coronavirus outbreaks and economic problems.

Chuan said it was the third censure debate motion and he would look for a proper schedule. A vote isn’t expected until September.