PM not aware charter amendment potentially on holdNovember 6th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat has stated that he was not made aware of rumors that the charter amendment being sought by his administration may be put on hold.
PM Somchai stated that all sides involved in the matter would have to agree whether the charter amendment should be postponed, reminding that the parliament is heading the effort and the government is only one fourth of the entire body seeking the amendment. He stated that the government’s main focus is on the establishment a third generation Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) which it hopes to be reviewed by the parliament next week.
Mr. Somchai conceded however that the issue’s entrance into the parliament would be the decision of the House Speaker and was confident the House Speaker would call on another meeting on the matter. He declined to comment on the People’s Alliance for Democracy’s reaction after the revised charter is submitted to the parliament.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand