Buddhists Praised for Dropping Protest

July 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BangkokPost.com


The Democrat party has praised Buddhist organisations for dropping their active campaign for a "no" vote against the draft constitution in the upcoming referendum.

Some Buddhist organisations were adamant that Buddhism be listed as the national religion in the draft constitution, but drafters rejected the demand.

Deputy Democrat leader Alongkorn Ponlabutr said the draft charter passed a major step when the Constitution Drafting Assembly voted unanimously to approve it on Friday, and said this was a move towards democracy.

Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva called a party meeting to study the charter, and will announce the party's stand on the draft charter on Sunday.