In our politics, time really can stand still

A number of political developments, ie the waning pro-reform movement and the major loss of the Move Forward Party in local elections, may have given the Prayut Chan-o-cha government and the Palang Pracharath Party such a false sense of confidence that they feel they can now move to delay the process of rewriting the constitution. Last week, the government was successful in its push to have the charter court rule if parliament can form a charter drafting committee (CDC) in accordance with Section 256, with its motion sailing through with 366 against 316 votes. But the powers-that-be must be ca…

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