Democrat not in rush to file censure motion
The Democrat Part will not rush to file a censure motion against the government, chief opposition whip Jurin Laksanavisit said on Tuesday.
Jurin said the Democrats have until November to hold a censure debate.
Jurin said there are more urgent issues, namely the budget bill debate and the debate on the government's performance after one year in office.
Jurin said the budget bill is expected to be deliberated in the second reading on August 15.
Political observers say the Democrats want to batter the government during the budget bill debate and firstanniversary performance debate before aggravating the wounds in a censure debate.
Democrat secretarygeneral Chalermchai Srion said the Democrats were compiling information to censure Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Chalermchai said Yingluck should not use her femininity to try to avoid attacks by the Democrats. Sex and politics must be separated, he said.
Yingluck said she would be ready to answer the opposition's charges during the debate.
She said the government has a duty to answer the opposition's questions. She said she regarded the censure debate as a good chance to provide explanations to the public.
She said she had yet to see the allegations being made by the opposition in order to prepare herself to answer them.