From Komchadluek, February 24, 2016
Thaksin says: The best constitution that contain a perfect democracy is the 40 constitution [the 1997 constitution], believe me!
[The 1997 constitution was the “People’s Constitution” that was drafted in the wake of the 1991 Black May protests. It was undoubtedly Thailand’s most democratic and innovative charter. Among other things, it allowed a fully elected senate, independent organizations to check the elected government, and rules that made it harder for MPs to switch coalitions (intended to create more stable governments).
Thaksin and his party at the time, the Thai Rak Thai, seemed to focus on neutering all the provisions in the 1997 charter that would check the actions of a sitting government. Thus, it not surprising that Thaksin and the Red Shirts constantly extol the merits of the charter that Thaksin was so easily able to circumvent at every turn.]