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Ukrit proposes invocation of Article 165 to hold referendum on people's council proposal

Dr Ukrit Mongkolnavin, chairman of the Independent National Rule of Law Commission, Friday proposed that Article 165 of the Constitution should be invoked to hold a public referendum on the proposal of establishment of a people's council.

Ukrit raised the proposal during a discussion with House Speaker Somsak Kiartsuranon and Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanij at Parliament.

Ukrit said the referendum would end disputes between the People's Democratic Reform Committee and the government over the issue.

"Under the democratic system, the voice of the people is the most important. If we want a real solution, we should invoke Article 165 for all people to have a say. All 60 million people should be asked instead of having just 200,000 mass decide what should be done," Ukrit said.

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