Court to review CDC meeting minutes

Court to review CDC meeting minutes

All eyes are on today’s Constitutional Court meeting as public anxiety expands over when it will pass a judgment on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year tenure controversy.

The Constitutional Court is planned to meet today to look at the minutes of the now-defunct Constitution Creating Committee’s (CDC) 501st meeting that happened on Sept 11, 2018.

The court’s idol judges believe the minutes of the 501st conference — which was kept the day before the CDC was dissolved to approve the moments of the 500th conference on Sept 7, 2018 — would allow them to establish the particular CDC’s intent in order to passed the eight-year term limit.

Last week, the court discussed the opposition’s petition regarding Gen Prayut’s period controversy and ordered the House of Associates secretary-general to forwards the minutes from the 501st meeting.

Gen Prayut and former CDC chairman Meechai Ruchupan had already submitted their statements towards the court.

A source said the court would review the evidence to determine if it is sufficient to make a judgment on Gen Prayut’s time in office. When the judges agree they have got enough information to make a decision, a date for that ruling will be planned.

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said last night Gen Prayut’s period controversy was not raised at the cabinet meeting.

He or she said the public need to await the court’s decision.

Sodsri Sattayatham, that co-drafted the 1997 charter and is an ex election commissioner, stated all 20 CDC members led simply by Mr Meechai ought to give their statements to the court explaining why the term limit was introduced.

“It is better to straighten details out with the charter writers, so the courtroom doesn’t have to make any ‘interpretations’. The conference minutes are merely an overview, and won’t be just like statements from the individual drafters, ” stated Ms Sodsri.

Pol Style Sereepisuth Temeeyaves, chief of the Seri Ruam Thai Party, stated Gen Prayut need to leave the blog post.