Constitutional Court, again

14 06 2013

dripping-yellow-paintA brief report at The Nation says that the politicized Constitutional Court has decided, on a 5-4 vote, “to proceed with judicial review of two more petitions against the controversial amendment to Article 68 of the charter.”

No prizes for guessing that the petitions are dripping yellow: “the petitions filed by Chamlong Srimuang and five other members of the People’s Alliance for Democracy and by Democrat Party MP Wirat Kalayasiri.”

But the court didn’t issue an injunction to prevent further consideration of amendments to Article 68, it ordered the petitioners to “make 312 copies of their petitions to send to 312 MPs and senators, whom were complained against in the petitions.”

Meanwhile, it is reported that the same court “delayed its deliberation on Pheu Thai MP’s petition for the court to consider the MP status of Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva.” The petition relates to “the defence minister issued an order to fire him retroactively as a lecturer of a military cadet school.” The judges wanted more time to consider Abhisit’s submission on the petition.

The court of double standards continues its “work” as the chief defender of the military junta’s rules for the royalist state.



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