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Dems: Charter sitting unconstitutional

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The joint parliament meeting which passed three charter amendment bills in the first reading might be unconstitutional and have violated meeting regulations, opposition chief whip Jurin Laksanavisit said on Thursday. 

Mr Jurin said the move to amend the charter had a hidden agenda, that is to serve the political and economic interests of certain groups of people not the people of the country as a whole.

Moreover, after the parliament passed the charter bills in the first reading, the meeting was short of a quorum while discussing the number of days for the three scrutiny committees, each comprising 45 members, to complete their work.

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