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2014 Budget Bill delayed

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The 2014 Budget Bill will not be forwarded to His Majesty the King for endorsement until complaints questioning its constitutionality have been investigated, despite having already been passed by parliament. 

Prime Minister's Office Minister Varathep Rattanakorn said the parliament president reported the news of the delay to the cabinet today.

He said the hold up was necessary since a number of MPs and senators have petitioned the Constitution Court saying that Section 27 and Section 28 of the bill might contravene the constitution. The sections relate to budget allocations for the Office of the Judiciary and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).

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