Referendum organised before and after charter rewrite: Ukrit
The Independent National Rule of Law Commission on Wednesday issued a statement calling for a new charter modelled after the suspended 1974 charter and two referendum votes before and after charter rewrite.
"Parliament should abandon the third reading of the charter amendment bill in order to hold the referendum on the issue," NRLC chairman Ukrit Mongkolnavin said.
Ukrit said the referendum should be organised twice, one before commencing the rewriting of the charter and another to seek the people's endorsement after completing the drafting process.
In the first referendum, the government should frame the question in such a way as to offer the voters an alternate choice in case of discarding the 2007 Constitution, he said.