Thai Gov’t proceedings to amend charter is legal

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has that asserted the government’s proceedings to amend the charter was legally sound, and the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court did not have precedent.

According to Yingluck, the Office of the Council of State has been tasked with studying the court verdict. Regarding the Phuea Thai Party’s announcement it will not accept the authority of the Constitutional Court, Yingluck said it was the right of each person to make such an expression. However, she noted that the power to amend the charter rests with the legislative branch, and so she would like to have some time to study what has happened.

The prime minister added she believes the National Anti-Corruption Commission, which is considering a petition calling for the removal of 312 members of parliament, will deliberate the issue justifiably.

Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng on Friday wrote in his facebook that the Constitutional Court did not have the power to rule on charter amendment to start with. He asserted it also did not have the power to audit Parliament’s law amending process or rule on Parliament’s regulations.

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