New constitution

STARTING DATE: 14 Sep 2020

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TOTAL UPDATE: 23 STORIES

MPs submitted motions to set up a constitution drafting council and to amend some sections in the 2017 charter to make it more democratic and acceptable, especially to the young generation who staged rallies demanding change since July 2020.

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24 Oct 2020

iLaw charter draft set for House scrutiny

A charter amendment bill proposed by civil group iLaw is likely to be put on the agenda and scrutinised along with the other six similar bills next month, according to a close aide to Parliament President Chuan Leekpai.

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20 Oct 2020

FTI advises charter amendment for peace

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) wants authorities to step up efforts to amend the controversial charter to find a way out of political turbulence threatening plans to restore the economy.

20 Oct 2020
FTI advises charter amendment for peace
15 Oct 2020

Charter change

One referendum, not two, will be held to decide the fate of an amended constitution, according to the House committee studying the proposed changes.

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Charter change
8 Oct 2020

Delaying polls

Local elections, tentatively speculated to be held at the end of the year, may be put off if a referendum on charter amendments is to be conducted around the same time.

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Delaying polls
6 Oct 2020

iLaw draft could be tabled next month

A charter amendment bill proposed by civil group iLaw could be placed on parliament's agenda next month if the credentials of its supporters are cleared in the examination process, said parliament president Chuan Leekpai.

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iLaw draft could be tabled next month
1 Oct 2020

Prospect of another charter rewrite delay raised by PPRP

A senior member of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) is proposing a new step be taken that could see the charter amendment process drag on even longer.

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Prospect of another charter rewrite delay raised by PPRP
30 Sep 2020

Race against time for iLaw charter draft

Supporters of a constitution amendment bill proposed by civil group iLaw are now crossing their fingers that their draft will be approved for deliberation during the next parliamentary session.

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Race against time for iLaw charter draft
27 Sep 2020

Protests set to escalate

Academics, politicians from opposition parties and student leaders believe anti-government demonstrations will escalate in the wake of the delay in the charter rewrite vote.

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Protests set to escalate
26 Sep 2020

Lacking 'firepower'

The ruling Palang Pracharath Party decided to postpone Thursday's charter amendment vote after anti-government protesters showed a lack of public support in challenging the state.

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Lacking 'firepower'
25 Sep 2020

Study and stall

A panel to study six charter amendment drafts will start work on Wednesday, as a prominent red shirt warns that the delay tactic could backfire on the government.

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Study and stall