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Attempt to alter charter unilaterally was the problem

Re: "Who has the right to change the charter? Letters, January 2.

Pranorm Suko said: "The democratically elected government is elected to make the law, and changing the Constitution is within its remit".

Possibly, but it must do so in a way that benefits the whole country - not just the few.

Both the amnesty bill and the senate bill pushed through by Pheu Thai were designed to help a few take advantage of the country as a whole. Hence, they were deemed unconstitutional.

To make sure any change in the Constitution will truly benefit the country, the initiators must do one of two things: a) call a referendum on the change; b) persuade the opposition in the House to agree to the change.

Vint Chavala


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