Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung has always been the odd man out in the ruling Pheu Thai Party. His recent, sensible advice to drop the plan to rewrite the constitution for the sake of ensuring the government's political stability has been foolishly shot down.
I could not agree more with Mr Chalerm's reservations about the government’s move to hold a referendum to pave the way for its ultimate aim to rewrite the current constitution in its entirety.
Unfortunately though, the maverick politician may be just a lone but sensible voice in Pheu Thai, while the majority of party members and leading red-shirt figures are eagerly pushing for a charter rewrite at all costs, regardless of foreseeable political consequences.
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