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PPRP, Democrat hold talks with coalition parties supporting constitution amendment committee head

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PPRP, Democrat hold talks with coalition parties supporting constitution amendment committee head

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Palang Pracharath and Democrat parties have confirmed that they will nominate their own members for the chairmanship of the ad-hoc committee on constitution amendment. The Democrat Party Leader passed the matter to the coalition whip to find a mutually agreeable conclusion. The two big parties have been lobbying other coalition parties to vote for their nominees.

 

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawisit, who is the leader of the Democrat Party, confirmed that the party will nominate former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva as chairman of the ad-hoc committee being set up to review criteria, regulations and guidelines for constitution amendment, with the Democrat Party chief whip, Chinnaworn Boonyakiat, to seek the support of other government coalition parties.

 

Meanwhile, the Palang Pracharath Party will be nominating the Deputy House Speaker Suchart Toncharoen, and another person with the initial ’S’, for the same position. This has caused an issue which must be resolved through discussion. The party stressed the establishment of this committee is not to delay constitution amendments, but to comply with a requirement in the current constitution that any amendment must be approved by a majority vote in parliament, which must include no less than 20 percent of votes from the opposition, and one third of the Senate.

 

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The Democrats don't REALLY care about amending the Constitution, they will take their swill and just let it grind on, giving the impression they are all for it, but oh their hands are tied, things move slowly etc etc....

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An issue that some politicians and academics have argued is the need to amend the constitution if the former region of the Kingdom of Patani were allowed semi or full autonomy for domestic self government to resolve the Muslim insurgency. The Thai military has said that will never happen and even the mention of such proposal constitutes sedition.

But such measure may not be necessary per se.

The Philippines was in a similar situation with the indigenous Moro Islamic insurgency.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moro_conflicts

 

The Philippines passed the Bangsamoro Organic Law that provided for the establishment of the autonomous political entity known as the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangsamoro_Organic_Law

 

Use of organic laws in Thailand is a common legislative action that serves in effect to further define and detail the provisions set forth by the constitution without formal amendments to the constitution, albeit requires final approval by the Constitutional Court. In the run-up to the 2019 General Election the NLA and Election Commission colluded on passage of several organic laws that had constitutional authority without amending the constitution. There's no reason why Thailand can't adapt Philippines' approach to resolve its own insurgency issue. Furthermore, it shouldn't be seditious to ponder passage of an organic act. 

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That "one third of the senate" is gonna' be one difficult hurdle to overcome.

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1 hour ago, Dap said:

That "one third of the senate" is gonna' be one difficult hurdle to overcome.

It was set up that way for this "constitutional amendments" adjustment.

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Could  you  actually create anymore stupid ministries  or other unnecessary <deleted> as your country sinks  slowly into the swamp?

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15 hours ago, webfact said:

nominate former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva

Just cant keep  out of that trough

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4 minutes ago, Chazar said:

as your country sinks  slowly into the swamp?

Slowly?I thought it was full steam ahead as there's a schedule to keep or at least a five year plan or was that a strategy or maybe a hub?

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5 minutes ago, Chazar said:

Just cant keep  out of that trough

I'm sure his mates have been feeding him leftovers under the table!

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Just now, FarFlungFalang said:

I'm sure his mates have been feeding him leftovers under the table!

Like a  sewer  rat?

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6 minutes ago, Chazar said:

Like a  sewer  rat?

Nah he makes sewer rats look clean and respectable!

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24 minutes ago, Chazar said:

Just cant keep  out of that trough

The Hilary Clinton of Thailand.

 

Didn't he announce after his trouncing he was finished with politics?

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1 hour ago, billd766 said:

It was set up that way for this "constitutional amendments" adjustment.

Absolutely!

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