Friday, May 11, 2007

Bangkok Post: Ban on Thai participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union Remains

Ban on Thai participation stays pending polls


Bangkok Post

The Inter-Parliamentary Union says it will not lift its ban on Thailand's participation in its activities until a general election is held here. ''A functioning parliament elected by the people is what our members are looking for,'' IPU secretary-general Anders Johnsson said in Bangkok yesterday.

Love this paragraph:

Two Thai delegates, National Legislative Assembly members Surin Pitsuwan and Akapol Sorasuchart, were allowed to explain to the Bali meeting what happened here, Mr Johnsson said. Thailand will be asked to update the IPU on the situation when it meets in Geneva in October.

Two members of the junta picked parliament were allowed to explain their reasons for the coup.
Personally, I don't think they actually did that, because that would be shameless. That would be like two members of the Chinese Politburo reasoning to the Inter-Parliamentary Union why they have a Communist one-party government.

Read the rest of the Bangkok Post article here.

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