Dems hope clip will derail charter push
The Democrats claim to have found evidence of a government MP logging in to vote on behalf of absent lawmakers during recent joint parliamentary sessions on charter change.
The party will therefore file another petition with the Constitution Court to suspend the third reading of the charter amendment bill scheduled for Saturday.
The opposition party’s chief whip Jurin Laksanavisit said a video clip showed a Pheu Thai Party MP inserting electronic ID cards of other MPs and senators into a machine used for voting during the joint parliamentary sessions on Sept 10-11 which debated the charter amendment bill seeking to alter the composition of the Senate.
Mr Jurin sad the Democrats will submit the clip to the Constitution Court today as additional evidence after the party on Sept 17 petitioned the court to rule on the legality of the charter change bill and to suspend its third reading.