Seven contentious points
The seven contentious points in the bill put forward in a petition from the Democrats to the Constitutional Court:
Does the bill overrule the judiciary?
Does it violate the Constitution's Article 30, which ensures equality?
Does it violate the Constitution's Article122, which states that all MPs and senators shall perform their duties honestly without any conflict of interest? (Most red-shirt MPs voted for the bill.)
Does it violate the Constitution's Article 309, which protects all acts recognised in the 2006 interim Constitution as lawful and constitutional, including acts incidental thereto whether performed prior to or subsequent to the date of the promulgation of this Constitution, shall be deemed constitutional?
Does it go against the principles of Pheu Thai member Worachai Hema's original bill, which only grants amnesty to those facing charges related to political rallies and expression from September 19, 2006?
Does the bill go against universal principles and grants amnesty to people facing corruption charges?
Is the bill related to finance and will it help former PM Thaksin Shinawatra get the Bt46 billion worth of seized assets back? If so, it would need Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's endorsement before it is proposed to the House of Representatives.