Opposition Party Whip Committee disagrees with government plan for public referendum

September 4th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Opposition Party Whip Committe disagrees with the government’s plans to conduct a public referendum.

The Chairman of the Opposition Party Whip Committee, Mr. Satit Wongnongtoey (สาทิตย์ วงศ์หนองเตย), does not agree with the Cabinet’s decision to have the Juridical Council study laws to conduct a public referendum. Mr. Satit said not only are Thai laws unconducive to a public referendum under the present circumstances, the referendum itself may cause dissent among the Thai people.

The Opposition Whip Chairman is also calling on government coalition parties to withdraw, as their continued alliance will only lead to their fall from public favor in the future. Mr. Satit adds that a meeting of three political factions tomorrow (September 5) will lead to no solutions, as a recent meeting of two councils also failed to yield solutions to Thailand’s political crisis.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand


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