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Proponents and opponents of the junta-sponsored draft constitution debated half a dozen issues on television yesterday.

Advocates chose to play the politics-of-fear card while detractors called on voters “to do what is right”.

The draft-backers invoked politics of fear at the end of the debate when two key drafters and one leading member of the junta-appointed Constitution Drafting Assembly were given an opportunity to summarise their points.

“This [draft] constitution is most vital for a concrete return of people’s power,” said Charan Phakdithanakul, vice chairman of the drafting committee. “The benefits of accepting this draft are its helping to end junta [rule] immediately. The Council for National Security will cease to exist.”

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And you can find fully translated version of this debate here:

Charan: New draft removes 1997 drawbacks

Nidhi: Reject the new draft, go back to 1997 charter

Chirmsak: I will vote Yes because its a better charter

Chaturon: New charter makes elected MPs powerless

Somkid: People have more power under new draft

Vorachet:: Judiciary branch too powerful under new draft

From The Nation , Thai Talk , Kom Chad Luek

ค้นรัง “ไวพจน์” กลางเมืองกำแพง ยึดซีดี-แผ่นพับเชลียร์ “แม้ว” – เสื้อ WE VOTE NO เพียบ

Guess who is backing this .... something like this called quit?

Guess who is backing this …. something like this called quit?

A combined unit of 20 soldiers and 10 policemen Friday conducted a search on a home of a former Thai Rak Thai MP in Kamphaeng Phet and seized materials for the anticharter campaign.

“The search was deemed necessary following a tipoff that Waipoj Apornrat used his home as a base to sway referendum votes to defeat the charter,” Maj Narongchai Charoenchai of the Fourth Infantry Division said.

“I allowed the search as proof that I harbour no illintentions,” Waipoj said.

People Court by anit coup leader.True? No..no.. just another propaganda

People Court, True? No..no.. just anti coup leaders court

Authorities took Tshirts, documents, banners and recorded speeches opposing the new constitution and encouraging a “vote no” in the August 19 referendum.

Waipoj expressed hope that the materials would be returned to him once they were found to have no malicious contents.

From  The Nation , Manager.co.th