Fearing personal risk, opposition MPs reject House session on virus

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Fear of becoming infected themselves has scuttled an opposition proposal to discuss solutions for the Covid-19 crisis in Parliament.

The Pheu Thai Party on Monday (March 16) summoned opposition partners People’s Nation, Move Forward Party, Puea Chat Party and Thai People Power Party to a meeting at the SC Park Hotel in Bangkok, hoping to organise a special session of Parliament on the matter.

But the majority attending the meeting balked at the idea, saying the large House session would put MPs at risk of contagion.

Pheu Thai leader Sompong Amornvivat said afterwards he understood the concern and accepted the outcome but they will further discuss it on every Wednesday.