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Abhisit wants Section 309 untouched

DEMOCRAT LEADER THROWS OUT CHALLENGE

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Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva Saturday rejected a government suggestion that he thoroughly study a proposed referendum on charter amendments before calling for a public boycott. 

Here's the problem: The final paragraph of the 2007 Constitution, and the official translation. The section legalises the coup of 2006 and all actions by the military junta which overthrew the Thaksin Shinawatra government.

He said the party would not stand in the way if the government's bid for a charter rewrite was not intended to whitewash deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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