Senate speaker supports Pheu Thai's three new charter amendment bills
Senate Speaker Nikom Waiyaratphanich Thursday expressed support for Pheu Thai's three bills seeking to amend four provisions of the Constitution, expecting the bills would sail through Parliament.
Nikom said the proposed amendments would be useful for the country and would not be done to benefit a particular group of people as alleged by the so-called 40-senators clique.
Nikom said the proposed amendment to Article 190 would make Thailand more competitive in the world market while the proposed amendment to Article 237 to abolish party dissolution penalty would promote developments of political parties.
Proposed amendment to Article 237 seeks to grant exemption to parliamentary vetting on international agreements deemed to impact economic, social and security affairs.