Court breaks charter revision

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BANGKOK, 1 June 2012  – The Constitution Court has accepted a petition by a group of 40 Senate members on constitution amendment and ordered the House of Representatives to suspend the charter revision until the court issues the ruling. 

Constitution Court Spokesman Pimon Thammaphitakphong said on Friday that the court had instructed the Secretariat of the House of Representatives to ask Parliament to put the revision of Section 291 of the constitution on hold. The court also ordered the Cabinet, Parliament, the ruling Pheu Thai party, Chart Thai Pattana party, Sunai Julaphongsathorn, Pharadorn Pritsanananthakul and relevant parties to provide written explanations to support their amendment attempts to the court within 15 days.

The hearing is scheduled on 5 and 6 July 2012, from 09.30 am onwards.