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PM urged to step in over MP election bill amendment

Anti-corruption activist Srisuwan Janya on Monday filed a petition to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, asking him to exercise his power to suspend the National Legislative Assembly’s authority to pass the controversial MP election bill.

The NLA’s law-vetting committee has amended the bill to extend the enforcement of the bill to 90 days, which could result in the election, which is expected to happen late this year, being delayed until early next year.
The bill is pending its second and third readings in the NLA, and expected to be forwarded to the legislative body by the end of this week.
Srisuwan said Prayut must send a signal to the NLA to stop proceeding with the amendment, because it directly affects his credibility.

Published : January 22, 2018

By : The Nation