Referendum may doom new charter: NRC chairman

Khaosod English: The chairman of Thailand's interim parliament has expressed concern that the new charter will not pass a referendum vote if the Thai people are not properly informed about its new features.

"If the people still don't understand the contents of the constitution draft in a clear manner, and if there is referendum, the draft certainly will not pass," Thianchay Kiranandana, chairman of the National Reform Council (NRC), said yesterday.

He suggested that the charter drafters put more effort in explaining the draft of the constitution - Thailand's 20th in the past 82 years - before a referendum is held. 

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