People’s Alliance to Launch Signature Campaign against Charter Rewrite

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The People’s Alliance for Democracy is preparing to launch a signature campaign seeking impeachment of lawmakers advocating the push for the charter rewrite.

Core leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy, or PAD, declared during a press conference at Kasetsart University that they will wage a campaign to solicit 20,000 signatures to impeach senators and MPs who sponsor a motion to amend the Constitution.

PAD leader Sondhi Limthongkul also warned that legislators would share the same ill-fate as four public-post holders just indicted by the National Anti Corruption Commission, if they work towards a self-serving goal.

Regarding the group’s stand on the border dispute with Cambodia, Sondhi said his group wants to see the Cambodian troops and communities pushed out of the 4.6 square kilometers of overlapping land prior to negotiations.

He slammed the ruling Democrat Party and Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya for not taking a clear stance on the matter.

Sondhi also called on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to take decisive action against national police chief Police General Patcharawat Wongsuwan after the NACC ruled against him for his role in last year’s crackdown on the PAD protests.

Sondhi said Police General Patcharawat should no longer be allowed to stay in office as the panel’s ruling has put an end to his mandate.

He added that the PAD’s legal team will file civil and criminal suits against other people involved in the crackdown.

The PAD leader also said the group will hold a merit-making ceremony on October 7 in remembrance of supporters killed and injured in last year’s crackdown. The New Politics Party will then hold its assembly a day later to select executives and its leader.

TAN

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