Pheu Thai heavyweights are still widely divided on how the party should proceed with the charter amendments bill after the Constitution Court last Friday dismissed the charge of attempting to osubvert the constitutional monarchy brought against the party, and suggested that charter should be amended section-by-section and that a referendum be called.
Former executive of the dissolved Thai Rak Thai party Pongthep Thepkanchana suggested that Pheu Thai press ahead with ramming the charter bill through the final reading in the parliament. He said this move would not defy the court, because the court did not specify whether the referendum should be held before or after the charter was rewritten.
Pongthep said he was not worried about the prospect of another complaint to the Constitution Court against the Pheu Thai Party, because that was anticipated anyway.
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