泰国宪法法院将就修宪计划做出裁决 Thailand High Court to Rule on Constitutional Amendments

13 July, 2012

泰国宪法法院星期五将裁定泰国政府的修宪计划是否合法。

目前的泰国宪法是由军方制定的。军方罢黜了前总理他信的职务。现任总理英拉·西瓦那的政党说,必须对宪法进行修正,以便泰国实现更大程度的民主化。英拉·西瓦那是他信的妹妹。

但反对党民主党说,修宪将对王室的地位构成威胁,并会允许流亡国外的他信在没有服刑的情况下返回泰国。他信被判犯有腐败罪。

无论泰国宪法法院做出何种裁决,都可能使泰国再度出现街头暴力。2010年4月和5月发生的暴力曾使曼谷陷于瘫痪状态。


Thailand's Constitutional Court will decide on Friday whether government plans to amend the constitution are legal.

The current constitution was drawn up by the military, which deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and the party of current prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra -- Thaksin's sister -- says the amendments are needed to bring more democracy to Thailand.

However, opposition Democrats say the changes would threaten the role of the revered monarchy and allow the exiled Thaksin Shinawatra back into the country without doing jail time for a conviction on corruption charges.

A ruling either way could spark a return to street violence that paralyzed Bangkok in April and May of 2010.