Aide: No charter barring PM to dissolve House

October 22nd, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Mr Chusak Sirinil (นายชูศักดิ์ ศิรินิล), Prime Minister’s Secretary-General, rejected as groundless reports that the proposed third Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) would draft a new Constitution barring premier to dissolve lower House.

He stated today (October 22) that the prime minister is empowered, under the Constitution, to dissolve the House.

He also denied as baseless reports suggesting that the government decided to shortern CDA’s life by half to 120 days to be in time before Constitutional Court’s verdict whether to dissolve ruling People Power party (PPP).

CDA’s life, he said, would start when it was established. The 120- days’ life was flexible, he added.

PPP, he said, has set up a committee and a group of lawyers to write a letter clarifying facts about the party to be lodged to the Constitutional court within 15 days for further trial.

The court has preliminary ruled to dissolve PPP.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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