MP truancy taints House

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The Bangkok Post

Students who skip class get marks deducted. Workers who don’t show up see their wages cut. Shouldn’t irresponsible MPs who miss House sessions face action too?” That was the question on the lips of many Thais voters after news of the latest House session collapse broke last week. Once again, the session was brought to an early end by the lack of a quorum due to absent MPs. It is worth mentioning that Thursday’s events are far from unprecedented, being the third time in a week, and sixth since the House resumed in November. The House generally only meets twice a week, with a break for the festi…

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