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
|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.