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MPs award themselves longer Songkran break

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The government has postponed the second reading of its controversial charter amendment bills after MPs complained that they wanted to celebrate Songkran instead. 

The people's Lower House of parliament is going to look like this for the next 10 days, after MPs voted themselves the longest Songkran holiday in the country. (Bangkok Post file photo)

House speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont has called off parliamentary sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and April 17 due to requests from several MPs who wish to return to their home provinces for the festival holiday, government whip Udomdet Rattanasathien said.

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