BANGKOK, 4 June 2012 (NNT) – Democrat Party and Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for an immediate closure of the current House session so that the government can settle rows over the controversial Reconciliation Act draft.
Mr. Abhisit on Monday suggested that the government enforce a decree to prorogue the House in order to spend time to seek a way out for the ongoing political deadlock before the next House session begins on 1 August 2012. The Democrat and Opposition leader said cutting the House session short would be better than creating conditions that could lead to confrontations between opposing groups. He insisted that no damages would arise if the government put the Reconciliation Act draft back on the House agenda in August.
Mr. Abhisit also requested the House Speaker to set a clear agenda for each sitting and stick to it rather than bringing in other issues.
The House sitting on 31 May 2012 was in chaos after the House Speaker called for a vote on the Reconciliation Act draft. Outside Parliament, supporters of the People’s Alliance for Democracy have been protesting against the draft continually since 31 May and are scheduled to organize a mass rally in front of the Parliament House on 5 June.
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