“Move Forward” Party urges PM and cabinet not to overturn its Progressive Liquor Draft Bill, following rumor on Tuesday

Bangkok –

The oppositional “Move Forward” Party on Wednesday, October 26th, urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha and the cabinet not to overturn its Progressive Liquor Draft Bill in the next reading.

The response follows the rumor on Tuesday, October 25th, that the Prime Minister called representatives of all coalition parties to join a meeting along with Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan and Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda. The meeting was reportedly about asking opinions of each party on the Progressive Liquor Draft Act, proposed by the Move Forward Party, prior to the second and third readings on November 2nd.

Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat said that the Prime Minister should not vote to overturn the draft law because if the House of Representatives voted to accept this bill, it would show that the government cannot control the votes in the House of Representatives.

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Later on Wednesday, deputy government spokesperson Tipanan Sirichana revealed the Prime Minister’s response to the rumor that it was not true as the Prime Minister was always aware of the scope of the management authority and never trespassed nor interfered with the powers of the legislature.

“Prime Minister Prayut took the interests of the people as the main priority, more than a political wins or losses. Therefore, he could not command or direct the vote to the results of the Progressive Liquor Act in the next reading as being said. The rumor only aimed to create misunderstandings in society,” the deputy spokesperson added.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.