Charter court rejects petition challenging Senate bill

The Constitution Court has rejected a petition challenging the constitutionality of the constitutional amendments bill regarding the makeup of the new Senate.

The petition was filed to the court by Bovorn Yasinthorn of the so-called people volunteers’ network to protect the three institutions asking the court to rule whether the bill is a violation of Article 68 of the Constitution.

Mr Pimon Thampitakpong, spokesman of the Constitution Court, said that the court ruled by a majority vote to reject Bovorn’s petition because he did not give an explanation about how the bill constitutes an act to overthrow democracy.

The bill passed the second reading of the parliament today. But the Democrats and anti-government senators have joined force to challenge the bill in the Constitution Court.