DPM Wissanu assures new charter drafting will involve public referendum


BANGKOK, 11 November 2014 – A deputy prime minister in charge of legal affairs assured that the drafting of the new Constitution will also involve the process of public referendum.

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, who oversees legal affairs, said that while the new charter will be written in such a way that will prevent further conflict, the Constitution that is agreed upon by all needs more thoughts and inputs as well as a lot of foresight.

Mr. Wissanu stated that the next charter will also have to take into consideration future threats to stability and the possibilities of another military coup.

The DPM added that a public referendum in the drafting process will be held in a very cautious fashion as the public will have to be informed about what the new charter will have for them.

When asked about criticism regarding the neutrality of the charter drafters, Mr. Wissanu said that the final work will speak for itself.