|Senators to seek Asa’s advice
Published on September 06, 2005 - Senators will this week seek advice from His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary Asa Sarasin to find a way out of the impasse over the auditor-general’s position. Senator Winyu Urankul (Sak-hon Nakhon) said he has drafted a letter seeking a meeting with Asa to tentatively ask him what the protocol is if the appointment of Visut Montriwat fails to receive royal endorsement.
He will submit the letter to Asa on Friday, 90 days after the Senate initially sought royal approval for Visut’s endorsement.
Winyu is among a group of senators who floated the idea of seeking advice from Asa as they believe that Senate Speaker Suchon Chalee-krua is unable to provide a solution.
Winyu said he and other senators are more confident that seeking advice from Asa is the right move after receiving a green light from key figures in the country.
He said he would ask Suchon today if he could offer a solution to the impasse. Suchon has been criticised for his plans to attend the Inter-Parliamentary Union in the United States while the issue remains unresolved.
Suchon yesterday argued that the Senate has completed its task over the nomination.
Suchon added that he has never claimed that it is up to the Senate to find a solution if the King does not endorse Visut within 90 days.