NLA unanimously passed interim charter amendments draft

The National Legislative Assembly unanimously passed in three readings by 228 votes amendments to the interim constitution on Friday.

The draft seeks to amend paragraph 3 of Section 2 and Section 39/1 of the interim constitution.

Paragraph 3 of Section 2 stipulates, in essence, that in case the King is not present in the kingdom or cannot perform his duties, he can appoint or not to appoint a person to become the Regent and the president of the parliament will counter-sign the appointment on behalf of the King.

The amendment states that in wake of the aforementioned case, Sections 18, 19 and 20 of the constitution B.E. 2550 should not be applied.

The amendment to Section 39/1 states that amendments to the charter which has gone through referendum can be done in accordance with the observations made by HM King MahaVajiralongkorn.

The interim charter amendments draft which was endorsed by the NLA will be sent to a panel of top ten legal experts earlier appointed whose task is to amend the new charter to meet the wish of HM the King.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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