PM urges all to uphold peace amid charter conflict


BANGKOK, 16 July 2012  – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has indicated that the Constitution Court’s recent ruling on the charter amendment bid is being studied by the Council of State while urging all sectors to help maintain a peaceful situation. 

Following the Constitution Court’s ruling last Friday, Ms. Yingluck said that the Cabinet will decide what it will do with its attempt to amend the Constitution once the Council of State’s interpretation of the ruling is completed. The Cabinet is set to be acknowledged of the result in the weekly meeting tomorrow.

When asked whether she was concerned about violence, the Prime Minister only said she wanted everyone to express their political beliefs in peace and refrain from exacerbating the situation.

Ms. Yingluck also gave no comment as to who will become the next police chief, replacing Police General Priewpan Damapong who will retire in September this year. She added that it will be revealed after the Board of the Royal Thai Police has concluded its decision.