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PDRC did not breach Constitution, Pheu Thai did

Re: "PDRC must not be trusted", Letters, December 30.

Pranom Suko slammed The Nation's Tell It As At Is columnist (Opinion, December 29) for "the same old nonsense" in saying the government broke the law by rejecting a court ruling while at the same time saying it was okay for Suthep Thaugsuban to "keep breaking the law all the time".

In my opinion Pranom was being emotional and nonsensical.

Any government, no matter how popular, must work within the framework of the Constitution. The Constitutional Court is there to decide whether any constitutional rule has been broken.

Hence, when Yingluck and the Pheu Thai Party came out to reject the court's ruling, they challenged the Constitution itself. Hence, their legitimacy suddenly becomes questionable. An investigation of this case by the National Anti-corruption Commission is pending.

Suthep might have broken laws, but he has not breached the Constitution.

Vint Chavala


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