Parliament, “Chaithawat” points out that the draft of the new constitution must adhere to the people and answer current political needs. It is recommended that questions from all sides should be gathered together to find a consensus. Declare that a coup is not the answer. Quality democracy has no shortcuts. Ironically, organizations that monitor others end up using their power to defraud themselves.
In the discussion topic “What does the new constitution look like?” with participants in the discussion including Mr. Chaithawat Tulathon, leader of the Progressive Party, Mr. Chusak Sirinil, deputy leader of the Pheu Thai Party, Mr. Rames Rattanachaweng, spokesman for the Democrat Party, Mr. Nikorn Chamnong, spokesman for the Committee for Consider studying the guidelines for holding a referendum. To resolve the problem of differing opinions regarding the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand 2017, Mr. Parit Watcharasin, spokesman for the Progressive Party and Mr. Yingcheep Atchanon, representative of iLaw Group With Mr. Kriangkrai Homchanthet as the program host.
Mr. Chaithawat said that what is important for the preparation of a new constitution will have two important parts. First, it must firmly adhere to the principle of the founding power of the people. The referendum process that comes from MPs must adhere to this principle. The Progressive Party wants all 3 referendums to be held. The first referendum is important. Because if the majority of the people agree, various proposals from political parties are considered to have received authority from the people when the MPs have finished drafting the new constitution. There should be another referendum. Even if it costs both money and time But it must be given importance.
Second, both the process and content of the new constitution It should respond to the current Thai political situation. Because we have to admit that for nearly 20 years, we have not been able to find a consensus. Therefore, for us to agree We can live together with differences. It is an important problem that is connected from the design of various processes. There should be no discrimination against any group.
Mr. Chaithawat said that we should design the process to meet the needs. In order to prepare a new constitution to create consensus in society. The last political consensus occurred in 1997, which was a major political reform. After the events of May 1992, which strengthened the political system even more. But this constitution was torn up in 2006. In less than 10 years, the old question that was thought to have an answer has still not been answered. And when the coup d’état happened that year The more new problems are added, if a new consensus is to be created. The questions from each side were taken as the basis. to design together
“The first problem must be admitted that A coup is not the answer. Even the side that allowed the coup to take place to solve immediate political problems I think most people should have the answer. Quality democracy has no shortcuts,” Mr. Chaithawat said.
Mr. Chaithawat also said that the new constitution should be designed to prevent a coup. And the erasure of wrongdoing in past coups must also be taken into account. The second problem must be designed to have quality competition. In the parliamentary system of political parties
“The third problem: In 1997, we used to design the executive branch to have a lot of power. and think that the mechanism for checking the users of power will be able to balance It appears that there is a mechanism designed to check that elected politicians are not fraudulent. It has become an organization that is corrupt in its use of power. We can’t deny that There must be a mechanism to check the users of power. But people who come to check on other people How will it be checked? And what is there that can be connected with the people? ” Mr. Chaithawat said.
Mr. Chaithawat said that the final question is that we will design a democratic system with the King as Head of State. How to make it sustainable and consistent with modern society? These are all questions we should think about. to use this opportunity to have a new constitution To create a new consensus for Thai society.
Source: Thai News Agency