Quorum lack haunts parliament again
- Published: 7 Mar 2013 at 18.51
- Online news:
Deliberation of draft legislation to privatise Suan Dusit Rajabhat University ended abruptly on Thursday because of the lack of a quorum, the first quorum-related problem since parliament resumed in December.
Government and opposition MPs had agreed that the bill proposed by the cabinet be revised, citing numerous concerns, mainly about the institute’s academic credibility and quality. A vote was needed and first deputy House Speaker Charoen Jankomol called for a quorum check which found 265 MPs were present in the chamber.
However, Democrat Party MP Rangsima Rodrassami protested that the result appeared to exceed the number of MPs present and asked Mr Charoen to call for a quorum check again by taking a head count.
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