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MP says 8 judges abused power

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Pheu Thai MP for Samut Prakan Worachai Hema on Thursday filed a complaint with Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police accusing eight Constitution Court judges of abusing their power. 

Mr Worachai claimed that the abuse of power took place last year when judges agreed to consider a petition filed by Senator Somjate Boonthanom and four other lawmakers.

The petition accused Mr Worachai and others of breaching Section 68 of the charter and threatening the country's democratic administration by proposing a bill to amend Section 291 of the constitution, to create a charter-drafting assembly to write a new constitution.

Karom Polpornklang, Mr Worachai's lawyer, said the eight judges, after receiving the petition, ordered parliament to delay voting on the bill in the third reading. The bill has since been stalled.

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