The Constitution Court has ordered the petitioners and defendants in a case over the constitutionality of a bill seeking to empower the Finance Ministry to acquire 2.2 trillion baht in loans to finance transport infrastructure development projects to submit their closing statement to the court by Feb 27 after hearing testimony from five financial and budgetary experts.
The five experts were Patarachai Chuchuay, representative of the auditor-general; Pisith Lee-artham, former deputy finance minister and former member of the constitution drafting assembly; deputy permanent secretary for finance Supa Piyajitti; former finance minister Tanong Bidaya; and former finance minister Teerachai Phuvanartnaranubala.
In this case, Democrat Party members and supporters filed a petition under Section 154 of the constitution for the Constitution Court to rule whether the 2.2 trillion baht loan bill contravenes Sections 169 and 170 of the constitution. Named defendants in the case are the prime minister and the cabinet.
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