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Police Reform Committee agrees with Proposed Centralization of Investigative Work

BANGKOK, 21st September 2017 (NNT) - The police reform committee has agreed with the proposal on the centralization of tthe force's investigative work across the country while pledging to make efforts to ensure independence of the law enforcement department.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Council of State: New Committees must be set up Only when needed to avoid Overlapping Duties

BANGKOK, 21st September 2017 (NNT) - Thailand’s Council of State has shared its view on how Thailand can set up new committees under the authority of new related laws.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC to submit Draft Law on Constitutional Court procedures to NLA during September

BANGKOK, 20th September 2017 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission is determined to submit the draft law on the Constitutional Court procedures to the National Legislative Assembly before the end of this month.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC to discuss Details of its New Draft Law before consulting Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The Election Commission of Thailand plans to discuss again the new draft law governing the EC before consulting with the Constitutional Court for a second time.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM: Human Rights Protection part of Country's Mobilization Effort

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The Thai premier has stressed the importance of the government’s effort to protect citizens’ rights, saying the matter is part of the government’s national development policy.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC: Charter doesn’t forbid Establishment of ‘Coalition Government’

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The chairman of the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) says that although the country’s highest law doesn’t include any clauses concerning the formation of a ‘coalition government,’ it doesn’t rule out the possibility either.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Organic Law on National Human Rights Commission

BANGKOK, 14th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has approved an organic law governing the country’s human rights body after the coordination committee examined the situation.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM approves Cancellation of Arrival/Departure Card for Thai Citizens

BANGKOK, 15th September 2017, (NNT) - According to the Government spokesperson, the Prime Minister has approved the exemption of Thai travelers from having to fill in the arrival and departure card. The PM used provisions of Section 44 of the interim charter to effect the change, which will take effect this month.
Date: 15 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Legislation on EC published in Royal Gazette

BANGKOK, 14th September 2017 (NNT) - Legislation that allows the current panel of Election Commissioners to remain in their posts until seven new commissioners can be elected to replace them has received royal approval.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA and CDC reserve Comment on Calls for National Government

BANGKOK, 12th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly and the Constitutional Drafting Commission have not had much comment to make on calls for the setting up of a national government.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Section 44 invoked to cancel Use of Arrival/Departure Card for Thai Citizens

BANGKOK, 12 September 2017 (NNT) - The government has decided to issue an order to exempt Thai travelers from having to fill in the arrival and departure card while a new format for the card is expected to be put to use next year. Following a joint meeting between the Cabinet and the National Council for Peace and Order, Minister of Interior G ...
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC confirms Organic Laws to be completed in time for General Election

BANGKOK, 10th September 2017 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has reasserted that all 10 organic laws will be promulgated in time for a general election.
Date: 10 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM says Agencies unable to reform will be penalized

BANGKOK, 7th September 2017 (NNT) - The Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs reports the government is expediting its reform work in 11 areas, tasking relevant agencies with presenting plans in line with reform efforts and warning of penalties for non-compliance.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Ban on International Flights complies with ICAO Standards: CAAT

BANGKOK, 6 September 2017 (NNT) - The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has affirmed its ban on some airlines which are yet to be certified for international flights is a normal policy according to the ICAO standards.
Date: 06 September 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Constitutional Court agrees to allow Current Ombudsmen to remain in Office despite New Law

BANGKOK, 6th September 2017 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court has agreed to let the current ombudsmen to complete their terms in office even after the new law comes into effect.
Date: 06 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC: Supreme Court can Read Verdict without Yingluck’s Presence

BANGKOK, 3rd September 2017 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has confirmed that the Supreme Court can read its verdict in the rice subsidy scheme case without the presence of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Date: 03 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Coordination Committee to discuss Details of Draft Law on National Human Rights Commission

BANGKOK, 3rd September 2017 (NNT) - A spokesman for the Constitutional Drafting Commission expects a coordination committee will soon convene to discuss the details of a draft law on the national human rights commission.
Date: 03 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA forms Committee to vet Legislation regulating National Human Rights Organ

BANGKOK, 2nd September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) has appointed a committee to study the draft organic National Human Rights Commission Act.
Date: 02 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Draft Organic Law on State Auditing

BANGKOK, 1 September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has again accepted a draft organic law on state auditing with its head stating the new legislation will integrate work between relevant agencies.
Date: 01 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC: Qualification of Members of Independent Organizations to be in accordance with Constitution

BANGKOK, 30th August 2017 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission has confirmed that the qualifications of members of all independent organizations must be in accordance with the stipulations stated in the charter.
Date: 30 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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OSMEP recognizes Hundreds of SMEs for Outstanding Work

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) has held a ceremony to offer accolades to SME operators from across the country who have been successful in business.

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Labor Minister orders Investigation into Complication of employing Highland People

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of Labor has instructed Labor Ministry officials to investigate into the claim that employers do not receive convenience on submitting work permit application for highland people.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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Government reveals Aims of Mobile Cabinet Meeting

SUPHAN BURI, 18 September 2017 (NNT) - The Prime Minister has led his Cabinet on a retreat in the central region, aiming to foster development and connectivity between the country’s two oceans.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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NLA Committee on Legal Affairs gets Update on Subcommittees’ Works

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly committee on legal affairs has been updated on the progress of all plans implemented by its subcommittees.

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Legislators urged to adopt Information Technology

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is keen to integrate digital and information technology into its work to increase efficiency and productivity.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Cabinet approves Capital Market Development Plan

BANGKOK, 13 September 2017 (NNT) - The cabinet approved a third development plan for capital markets as an economic driving force.

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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