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Charter bills scrutiny set at 15 days

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The joint sitting of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday agreed by a vote of 356-19 that the committees set up early this month to scrutinise three charter amendment bills should each complete their task in 15 days and report back by April 19. 

MPs of the opposition Democrat Party did not take part in the vote and walked out in a protest against the actions of Parliament President Somsak Kiatsuranont.

Three 45-member committees were set up to scrutinise the three charter bills after they were passed in the first reading on April 3.

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