Bangkok Post

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.

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