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Senate steers clear of motion on Jaruvan

Published on October 11, 2005 - The Senate yesterday rejected a motion to reaffirm the appointment of Auditor General Khunying Jaruvan Maintaka, dashing hopes for her reinstatement.

The majority of 91 senators opted to stay away from the Jaruvan case and let the State Audit Commission (SAC) try and find a solution on its own even though the minority of 47 made a last-minute plea for the upper house to take a lead on the matter.

Seven senators abstained from voting.

The motion, sponsored by 22 senators, was designed to facilitate the reinstatement of Jaruvan after the Constitution Court had ruled last year that her nomination process was unconstitutional but stopped short of addressing the issue of whether she had lost her job.

Senator Kaewsan Atibhodi, a key architect of the motion, said the confusion over the Jaruvan case arose because the Senate had tried to rely on the SAC to sort out related legal issues.

After last year’s ruling, the Senate should have debated how to resolve the Jaruvan case but passed the matter on to the SAC, which made a unilateral interpretation of the verdict to disqualify Jaruvan and nominate Visut Montriwat, Kaewsan said.


October 11, 2005
- Senate steers clear of motion on Jaruvan

October 07, 2005
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- Senate agenda skips Jaruvan

October 05, 2005

- Democrats seek way to avoid
repeat of Jaruvan saga

September 30, 2005
- Request to reinstate Jaruvan

September 29, 2005

- Jaruvan advised to stand down

September 27, 2005

- Audit panel to consider its legal options
- Visut denies being a tool for politicians
- Jaruvan debate pencilled in for Monday

September 26, 2005
- Auditors 'pushing for new nominee'
- Jaruvan popular, poll shows

September 24, 2005

- Visut leaves panel with three

- Impasse eased after surprise move
by Visut

- Seeking Suchon

September 13, 2005

- Suchon brushes off threat from
civic groups

September 12, 2005
- JARUVAN AFFAIR: Suchon told
‘3 days to fix impasse’

- Explain yourself or go’

September 09, 2005
- ‘My govt serves His Majesty’
- Jaruvan waits for royal word
- Thaksin won’t have his loyalty

- TRT pressure builds on Pramuan

September 08, 2005
- Meechai: Senators wrong to
seek meet

September 07, 2005
powers forum packed

- Senators seek talks with King’s
secretary to clarify Visut’s status

- Court decides silence is best option
- TRTmembers call for Pramuan to
be dumped from the party

September 06, 2005
- Senators to seek Asa’s advice
- The King’s constitutional powers
and beyond ...

September 05, 2005

- Surayud to talk on HM’s powers
- AUDITOR GENERAL: Court ‘split’
on Jaruvan issue

power of the MONARCH

- Summery of the Royal Power
book by Pramual Rujanaseri

September 02, 2005

- Royal decision on auditor-general
‘may be imminent’

September 01, 2005
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‘may be imminent’

- Board denies Jaruvan report
- Surayud to speak on royal powers

August 31, 2005
- Senators give Suchon ultimatum
- BURNING ISSUE: Thailand’s iron
lady: Jaruvan

- COMMENTARY: Thaksin should put
his ear to the groun

August 30, 2005

eye of twin storms
- King’s word of approval published 

- Locks changed to Jaruvan’s
office ‘to boost security’
- Chronology of events in
the auditor-general’s deadlock


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