Parliament set to debate budget bill

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai says parliament will convene on Aug 18-20 to deliberate the budget bill for the 2022 fiscal year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

He and Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichitcholchai agreed that parliament would postpone its meetings scheduled for this week and Aug 4-5 due to surging daily infections.

As for the meetings slated for Aug 11-19, Mr Chuan said he would review the schedule again because Aug 12, which is the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother, is a public holiday.

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Bangkok Post Reporter