bd40bc7c7a Associated Press. Prior to the referendum, the military junta passed a law making it illegal to publicly criticize the draft. Controversial features in the constitution included a partly-appointed Senate and amnesty for the leaders of the 2006 coup. Both resigned from the panel after public criticism that they were members of the ancien rgime. 2457 (1914) unofficial translation". The Constitution was calling a "revolution in Thai politics.
Siam becomes Thailand: A Story of Intrigue. 1991 constitutions. Relations with communist China, Laos, and Vietnam were improved. External links. The military coup was clearly endorsed by the king, who declared that it was "a manefestation of what the people clearly wanted.":91. 1946 constitution. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance). After the collapse of the Chuan government, the 1995-1996 government of Banharn Silpa-archa amended the 1991 constitution again on 22 October 1996. On 26 June, the king met the party leaders and refused to sign the charter.