An informal group of reporters covering Government House said Monday they would forego the usual ribbing of poiliticians because the current government was only a caretaker one following the House dissolution.
The media group said they will not issue the monikers when politics is at a precarious point, such as when a caretaker government is in place or in the period following a coup.
The tradition has been suspended in previous years, including during the Surayud Chulanont government which followed the 2006 coup, and the appointment of the Abhisit Vejjajiva administration in 2008.
They said the mocking names could be exploited by people with vested interests. The media representatives working at parliament also agreed Thailand must adhere to democracy, in line with international principles.
The group disagreed with unconstitutional actions that could change the government.