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Corrupting our blueprint

Re: "Some background on events in 2007", Letters, January 26, 2014.

Robin Grant can cite any reason he sees fit to describe the current Constitution as bad and undemocratic.

If the Constitution was really bad and unacceptable, why did the Pheu Thai Party not boycott the 2011 election?

Now, the party has gone further, attempting to deform our national blueprint even further by changing three areas:

First, an amendment to allow the government to make deals with foreigners without having to consult with Parliament.

This will pave the way for individuals in the government to take advantage of the country by getting free access to national resources for their own personal gain.

Second, an amnesty bill to pardon all political terrorists, and to allow Pheu Thai's de facto leader, Thaksin Shinawatra, to escape prosecution in all past cases, a jail term, and even to demand his confiscated assets back.

Third, an amendment to allow an all-elected Senate, to bring both the lower and upper chambers of Parliament under full Pheu Thai control.

Are the above in line with the principles of equity and democracy?

All Thais have a duty to help make the country's Constitution work better - not worse.

Vint Chavala

Lamphun


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