PAD threatens to hit streets
- Published: 14 Jul 2012 at 21.03
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The People's Alliance for Democracy will bring its supporters onto the streets again if Parliament goes ahead with passage of the constitutional amendment bill on its third reading, says Maj Gen Chamlong Srimuang, a PAD core leader.
Maj Gen Chamlong made the pledge on Saturday, a day after the Constitution Court ruled on the Pheu Thai government's plans to change the charter. The court recommended that if the constitution is to be rewritten in its entirety, there should be a public referendum because the 2007 Constitution was endorsed by a referendum. Alternatively, sections of the charter can be amended without a public vote, it said.Maj Gen Chamlong said the court’s recommendation was right, but he believed Pheu Thai would try in every way to ensure that Parliament endorses the bill in its final reading when the House reconvenes on Aug 1.The yellow-shirt movement of PAD supporters would closely monitor developments and as soon as the bill enters its third...
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