CDC fumes at alleged distortionists on draft charter

The Constitution Drafting Committee will ask the Election Commission to investigate the conduct of some elements who have used the social media to give false or distorted information about the draft constitution to the public.

CDC spokesman Udom Rat-amarit said Wednesday that the unidentified elements posted distorted information in the social media to the effect that the 30-baht universal health scheme stipulated in the previous constitutions has been scrapped from the draft charter.

He maintained that interpretation of paragraph two of Section 61 of the draft charter would have no impacts whatsoever on the national referendum.

CDC chairman Meechai Ruchupan, meanwhile, said the spread of false or distorted content of the draft charter amounts to cheating.

He assured that the CDC has not touched on the public’s right of access to health care but, instead, has refined the draft in such a way that the public, especially the poor, will have access to better health care.

On matters which are deemed crucial, Meechai said the CDC had written the draft in a way that makes it compulsory for the government to act on the matters and make them government policies.