Thai opposition grills PM in parliament as censure debate begins

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha fended off accusations of corruption and economic mismanagement in a televised session of parliament on Tuesday, as a censure debate got under way seeking to dent his credibility with an election due within 11 months. Prayuth, 68, a retired army chief who first came to power in a coup eight years ago, has prevailed in three no confidence motions since a 2019 election saw him stay on as prime minister in what is now a crowded 17-party coalition. Analysts say his parliamentary majority of 253 seats verses the opposition’s 208 should ensur…

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