Parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranont has shrugged off criticism of his nine-day taxpayer-funded "study trip" to Europe with 39 media staff and close aides.
He insists he wants the press to learn from foreign experience, but admits he is looking forward to watching a football match there.
A House committee on parliamentary affairs, however, said it would scrutinise Mr Somsak over the 7 million baht trip. He said yesterday he would take press groups to study the operations of the BBC, the Economist, the UK parliament and Oxford University.
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