Tale of two newspapers: Censure Debate

Tale of two newspapers: Censure Debate - May 20, 2004
The Post mentions that all parties must "play by the rules" in a secondary article about the censure debate. The Nation leads with a screaming "Censure Outrage" headline. Contrast the Abhisit 'quotes.'

Suchart escapes censure - Bangkok Post, May 20, 2004
The government and the opposition had to "play by the rules" last night, citing the constitution and parliamentary meeting regulations in their arguments over whether Deputy Prime Minister Suchart Jaovisidha could be grilled over his alleged involvement in irregularities during his spell as finance minister...
Democrat MP Abhisit Vejjajiva said the "verdict" would affect the parliamentary system and future censure debates.

NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION: Censure outrage - The Nation, May 20, 2004
The censure debate deteriorated into a tumultuous farce yesterday when the House speaker and one of his deputies sided with government MPs in their controversial attempts to shield key Cabinet members and Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawa-tra from stinging opposition attacks...
“Does this mean you can do whatever you like as a Cabinet member, as you can always get away with it after a Cabinet reshuffle?” Deputy Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva asked Somsak. “This is a very dangerous precedent.”...
Meanwhile, Parliament was buzzing with rumours yesterday that some government MPs had each been paid Bt50,000 by a senior government official to disrupt the debate by protesting.
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