Wissanu” refuses to join the Bhumdham Constitutional Amendment Committee. But he is ready to give advice on a case-by-case basis. He said today he is relieved, he has been freed and does not want to go back to being a public person. Pointing out that it is better to amend the Constitution one section at a time. Ready to recommend amending Section 256 to reduce the referendum process to 2 times, hoping to reduce the budget.
Mr. Wissanu Krea-ngam, former Deputy Prime Minister Referring to the case of Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister As chairman of the committee to study the referendum guidelines Prepare to invite important people. It is a committee to amend the constitution. Thank you for thinking of me. It was understood that this was a leading question from a reporter. But thank you for still thinking about it. But the work that is done is considered a big job. This takes time and is difficult. The important thing is that there are differences of opinion. which may cause conflict But after leaving office, he should not return to being a public figure again. Because going to work like this is considered a public person. And nowadays there is already good comfort. But if you come to ask for advice from time to time, you are welcome. In the past there have been some Especially old ministers who were formerly in the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha, former prime minister. which many people are familiar with Therefore, there were calls to inquire about certain questions, such as old Cabinet resolutions.
As for the constitutional structure, what will it be like? I want this government to think for itself. which he sees as complicated But either way, multiple referendums should be avoided. Personally, I agree with amending the constitution section by section. Even if you can edit several sections at a time. If at this time you want to fix Category 3 Concerning rights and freedoms which the people want and category 4 Duties of the state. Section 5. Duties of the Thai people. Section 6. State policy. Section 7. Parliament regarding the election of constituencies. Can be edited as you like. without having to hold a referendum
Section 8 is about the Cabinet, Section 9 is about conflicts of interest, Section 10 is about the courts, Section 11 is about independent organizations, all of these matters can be resolved. But when it is an independent organization category If the amendment of authority Qualifications and prohibited characteristics must face a referendum Therefore, from Category 3 – to Category 9 The constitution can be completely amended. The reason for having to hold a referendum is because section 256 of the constitution stipulates the criteria for amending the constitution. When the amendment to Section 256 is completed, there will be no referendum. But if you don’t use this solution Will have to go to a referendum on whether to agree to amend the entire constitution or not. And must go to elect members of the Constitution Drafting Assembly or the House of Representatives. When the House of Representatives has finished drafting the constitution, they will have to hold a referendum for the entire country. Each referendum costs about 3,000 million baht, so amending the constitution must start with amending Section 256. If they can’t discuss it, it won’t pass. Because right now there are still senators. At least there should be two referendums.
Mr. Wisanu said that if you want to amend the independent organization It will affect the qualifications and duties of independent organizations. This requires a referendum. Personally, do you think it should be fixed later or not?
Source: Thai News Agency