Chinnaworn Stand: There’s Something to Check in Charter Amendment Drafts

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Charter amendment panel member Chinnaworn Boonyakiat strongly shared his opposition to a plan requesting judicial review of two draft Charter amendment drafts that were approved. In view of this, The motion signed by 47 senators and 25 Palang Pracharath MPs, the largest coalition faction there has been having inprovements that derail the process of charter amendment.

In view of this the  parliament was not allowed to draw up a new charter and any effort to allow a new one to be published would be unconstitutional. In the first reading, only two drafts, one supported by the government and another by the opposition bloc, were passed which surpricing. Meanwhile there’s something surprising where there are suggested amending Section 256 to make way for a new constitution to be drawn up through the creation of a charter drafting assembly (CDA).

The agenda demanding a decision on the legality of these two drafts by the Constitutional Court was planned to be debated by parliament last month, but was postponed. Next, The second reading of the charter amendment bills will not be messy, Mr. Chinnaworn said as some fear after only 109 lawmakers signed up for the second reading to express their views.

They shares tgatthe charter amendment committee has yet to complete its work, and when they are ready for the second reading, these legislators will finally comply with the panel’s suggested amendments to them.

Morever. In the government-sponsored draft, the CDA will consist of 200 members: 150 elected, 20 appointed by parliament, 10 experts in public law, 10 political experts, and 10 student community representatives. The one introduced by the opposition would consist of 200 representatives, all of whom would be directly elected.

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