Thai court carried out their constitutional duties
The Constitution Court on Thursday ruled in a unanimous decision to invalidate two coup-sponsored legislations passed by the National Legislative Assembly in 2007.
The two legislations were dropped on the grounds that the NLA did not have a quorum for passing the final readings of the bills.
Under the precedents, the NLA must achieve the quorum at the time of voting for the legislative passage and not just at the beginning of the session.
The invalidated laws comprised the provisions on the conflict of interest, and the two- and three-digit lottery.
The conflict of interest legislation was seen as a deterrent for aspiring politicians because it sought to penalise convicted office holders as well as their relatives linked to the wrongdoing.
The definition of family connections was so broad as to cover 84 tiers of family members and in-laws. The law was dubbed a seven-generation punishment, drawing on the analogy of an ancient penalty of beheading a wrongdoer and all members of seven-related families.
Compared against famiLEE LEEgime's Kangaroo shows, the Thais constitutional court are really meaning business and are serving their people. I would just like to highlight this for Singaporeans to take note.
famiLEE LEEgime set up exhibits in their court house to claim that they can strike down ANY legislative or executive acts that goes against constitution, while they blind folded themselves of constitution as well as violation issues as pointed out by opposition in the court. See above blog post URL.