Red-leaning Pheu Thai MPs kickstart House session

national August 01, 2012 00:00

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A group of Pheu Thai MPs, seen as close to the red-shirt movement, on Wednesday held a press conference to unveil their agendas in a move that coincided with the reconvening of the House after a month-long recess.


On one key agenda, three MPs, Weng Tojirakarn, Kokaew Pikulthong and Jarupan Kuldiloke, filed a petition on the red shirts’ behalf, calling for the government to recognise the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in a one-off case, paving the way for the ICC hearing on the 2010 bloodshed.
The petition was addressed to Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul.
In the other agenda, Weng would submit an impeachment motion against seven judges of the Constitution Court, citing abuse of judicial discretion in ruling on the charter amendment bill.
He also said the coalition MPs would not abandon the bill though they needed time to study the verdict before calling a vote on the third reading of the bill.

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