Tampering with the Constitution

From Arun, April 6, 2013
Cartoon title: Political Parties
Caption: 40 senators submitted a complaint to the Constitution Court to dissolve any political party involved in the amendment of sections 68 and 287 of the constitution.

[Four men sitting surrounded by holy thread called Sai Sin means that they are in the process of a ghost chasing ceremony. We think that the cartoonist want these men to represent people who wish to protect the constitution. So in their old way of thinking, they choose to rely on superstitious ceremony to ward off any changes just like chasing away spirits.
Roughly, Section 68 states “No person shall exercise the rights and liberties prescribed in the Constitution to overthrow the democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State.” In other words, that a person shall not use his or her right and freedom under the constitution to undermine the position of the monarchy or to gain power by methods not contained in the constitution.
The Pheu Thai Party (as well as the Red Shirts) openly vowed to amend the constitution so that the courts or other regulatory bodies (as well as the Privy Council) could not hinder the actions of an elected government. These actions were thought to contravene Section 68.
Section 287 states “People in a locality have the right to participate in the administration of local government organisation and the local government organisation shall facilitate the people to have participation there.”]

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