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Thailand Has a New Constitution

Thailand’s king Thursday endorsed a junta-backed constitution that frames a timetable for elections potentially as late as November 2018 and allows the military, critics say, to influence the process and keep a grip on government. Hours after King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed the 20th constitution since 1932 during a pomp-filled ceremony in Bangkok, Prime Minister Prayuth […]Read More

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New charter offers lifeline to Yingluck

The new constitution will allow people convicted by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political-Office Holders to appeal, with ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra among those expected to benefit from the new provision. Athikhom Inthuphuti, secretary-general of the Office of the Judiciary, on Friday revealed that the new charter, which is expected to come into force soon, […]Read More

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Revised draft of new Constitution already submitted for royal approval:

BANGKOK, 8th November 2016 (NNT) – The Prime Minister has announced that the revised draft charter has already been submitted for royal approval. Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday that he had already arranged the submission of the draft Constitution for royal approval, which has to be done within 30 days after the […]Read More

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Dotted line to solve preamble quandary

The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) will amend the preamble of the new constitution by inserting a dotted line to replace His Majesty the late King’s name, according to CDC chairman Meechai Ruchupan. Mr Meechai said Thursday the CDC can begin amending the new charter’s preamble straight away. It should not take long, he claimed. Full […]Read More

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Referendum result leads to election next year

BANGKOK, 11 August 2016 (NNT) – Acceptance of the result of the referendum on the new constitution, paves the way for a general election at the end of 2017 and a return to normal government in Thailand. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Thailand’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, this week declared the result of the 7th August Referendum […]Read More

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PDRC foundation backs draft constitution

The People’s Democratic Reform Committee Foundation has thrown its full weight behind the Constitution Drafting Committee’s draft constitution which is scheduled to be voted in a national referendum on August 7. PDRC foundation chairman Suthep Thuagsuban told a press conference at the Pacific City Club on Sunday morning. Read more: thaipbs.or.thRead More

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Bill targets populist spending

The cabinet yesterday approved a draft monetary and fiscal bill which includes controls on spending for populist policies. The move is aimed at preventing future fiscal problems and enhancing transparency in the state fiscal budget. The act will form part of the new constitution. Read more: Bangkok Post CHATRUDEE THEPARATRead More