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Academics call for “Dream Constitution” that truly reflects people’s aspirations

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Academics call for “Dream Constitution” that truly reflects people’s aspirations

 

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Speaking at a panel discussion on Constitution Day today, Mrs. Sunee Chairos, a former member of the National Human Rights Commission, and director of the Centre for the Promotion of Equality and Justice, said that a people’s constitution, which truly reflects the will of the people, would ease conflicts between them and the state because people will have free expression and the right to participate in decision making, from inception, of all state projects.

 

She pointed out that the 1977 so-called People’s Constitution contained several provisions which clearly spelled out the rights and liberties of the people and their right of participation, with the state, in the management of natural resources, the right of access to information and the rights of consumers to be protected by the state.

 

In the current constitution, she said that most of these basic rights have been removed, leaving only two sections about the rights of the people to propose laws to parliament.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/academics-call-for-dream-constitution-that-truly-reflects-peoples-aspirations/

 

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It wouldn't matter would it? All it needs is another military takeover and it disappears. First the loophole that allows a military leader to become a legitimate PM who can go on to make 'legal' laws has to be closed. Only then can you start dreaming of other improvements.

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I always laugh at Constitution Day in a country that has sadly had the most constitutional changes in the world in modern history. 

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41 minutes ago, BobbyL said:

I always laugh at Constitution Day in a country that has sadly had the most constitutional changes in the world in modern history. 

Yes, there should ba=e about twenty public holidays.

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Why?  It doesn't matter as Thailand military has routinely and frequently over thrown literally every constitution written.  No supreme judicial court ever objects.  No civilian police force ever resists.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

She pointed out that the 1977 so-called People’s Constitution

I thought it was the 1997  so-called People’s Constitution ?????

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Constitution day another joke for a holday in Thailand What constitution does the army  now in power follow? Snouts in the trough constitution 😂

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Each time a new bunch of thugs take over it's another constitution, how come the USA only had one since the 18 cent, but this lot has needed 20 in less than 90 years?

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In reality they'll get a constitution that meets at least 2 people's expectations. Or they'll change it to fit.

 

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I am afraid they will have to keep on dreaming. A proper constitution won't be in the making any time soon. The best they did was in 1997 (the Peoples Constitition), although it had it's flaws (allowing Thaksin too abuse power).  Perhaps a return to the constitution drafted by Pridi & co in 1932 wouldn't be so bad either. Perhaps it's laying around somewhere, just erase the word 'draft' that was written on it. 

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