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Democrats oust charter chair

Threaten to boycott debate after walkout

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  • Writer: Mongkol Bangprapa, Manop Thip-osod and Aekarach Sattaburuth
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The opposition Democrats Monday forced Senate Speaker Nikhom Wairatpanich to vacate his chair temporarily during the joint parliamentary meeting on the charter amendment bills. 

Democrat MPs protest against Senate Speaker Nikhom Wairatpanich for chairing debate on the charter change bills. They accused Mr Nikhom of a conflict of interest since he earlier indicated his backing for constitutional amendment. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The ousting came as senators and MPs Monday began a stormy three-day joint debate on the three charter change bills.

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