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PM backs referendum before bill

Yingluck admits she consulted Thaksin

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  • Writer: Patsara Jikkham, Aekarach Sattaburuth & Manop Thip-Osod
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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed support for a referendum on constitutional amendments before pressing ahead with a vote on the third reading of the charter rewrite bill. 

Ms Yingluck admitted she had consulted deposed former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, her elder brother, about changing the charter and that he had given her advice on the matter. She did not reveal what advice he gave.

In principle, charter amendment depends on the decision of parliament, not the government, she said.

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