The motorcade will also be more powerful with three Toyota Camrys worth Bt4 million. They come with the GPS system.
I feel overwhelmed by this development. The vehicles were delivered on Friday, marking the first time in history that the House of Representatives has its own motorcade vehicles, without having to ask for help from state units.
Rather than showing awe at the impressive motorcade, some reporters asked why the House opted for such pricey bikes. A Yamaha or Kawasaki could do the same job, but at a much lower cost.
This got an immediate reaction from Taweekiat Chavalitthawin, director of the security office and chairman of the motorcade specifications committee. On that day, he defended the procurement process as transparent.
He said the vehicles were expensive, but they were top grade. They were ordered directly from the auto-maker's renowned German plant, which is making the world's best motorcade vehicles.
Certainly, amid news reports of exchanges of dirty words and physical violence among members of Parliament, our prestigious House of Representatives needs to have something to burnish its image.
Deputy House Speaker Somsak Kiatisuranon, who is now acting Speaker, will be much honoured when he steps out of his official car, led by the luxurious motorcade.
It will be nice to have all eyes following them when the motorcade passes through Bangkok streets.
The public will naturally be puzzled over who on earth is the incredibly important man to be led by such a glamorous motorcade.
But he deserves it.
Following the resignation of House Speaker Yongyuth Tiyapairat, Somsak will need to work a lot harder if the House is not dissolved as feared.