Court rejects petition against PDRC

The Constitution Court on Wednesday rejected a petition filed by Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit against People's Democratic Reform Constitution (PDRC) leaders including Suthep Thaugsuban.

In the petition, the court was asked to rule on whether the PDRC leaders had acted in a way that would topple a democratic administration under the monarchy, or to take the country's administration through unconstitutional means in violation of paragraph 1 of Section 68 of the constitution.

The court was also asked to order the PDRC leaders not to do anything to obstruct new rounds of voting being held by the Election Commission and to leave government offices and public places they have occupied.

The court threw out the petition on the grounds the PDRC's protests are a show of opposition to the amnesty bills and the government's handling of the country's administration, not to overthrow a democratic administration or to take power through unconstitutional means.

As for the alleged law violations by the PDRC, the court stated that they should be subject to normal legal action under the Criminal Code. 

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