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Court accepts petition, no injunction

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The Constitution Court has accepted for consideration a petition filed by a senator against a bill to amend the charter, but stopped short of issuing an injunction stopping the joint sitting of parliament from voting on the first reading of the legislation. 

The petition, filed by Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn, asked the Consititution Court to issue an injunction to halt  deliberation of the bill, to order parliament and the 312 MPs and senators who support it to abandon their move to amend Sections 68 and 237 of the constitution, and to order the dissolution of the political parties whose MPs supported the bill.

The petition said the bill seeks to amend Section 68 with an intention to deprive the Thai people of the right to directly submit a complaint to the Constitution Court on seeing any move deemed subversive to the constitution.

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