Prawit says ruling party supports charter amendment; denies government is stalling for time

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Tuesday that he does not yet know in what way constitutional reforms will take shape, only that his party supports it.

When asked by reporters at the Government House if the party he leads, the Palang Pracharath Party, supports the amendment of constitution, Prawit said they did but he added that he does not know how the government will go about fixing the constitution.

“We are supporting the amendment but the details on how we are supporting it would be up to party’s members,” he added.

Prawit denied that the party was trying to stall for time by committing to a lengthy charter rewrite and committees to review proposed amendments.

Nikorn Chamnong, a Chart Thai Pattana party-list MP, said on Tuesday that he disagree with the PPRP’s move to review charter amendment petitions.

“The people might see it as another time buying tactic against the amendment of constitution which must be done now as this is the only crucial way out that could lower the political conflict that is escalating,” he said.

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