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CDC backs NLA to add Clause in MPs Bill to extend Time Frame for Pre-election Activities

BANGKOK, Dec 17 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) agrees with the president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) that if changes need to be made, it would be easier to revise the Members of Parliament Bill as opposed to the Political Party Act.
Date: 17 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA: Amendment of Political Party Act could delay Elections

BANGKOK, Dec 17 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has advised that an amendment to the organic Political Party Act could push back the general election.
Date: 17 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Law Reform Plan near Completion: Borwornsak

BANGKOK, Dec 17 (NNT) - A draft law reform plan will be completed this week according to the drafting committee, after which it will be rought before public hearings.
Date: 17 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Emergency Decree extended in Restive South

BANGKOK, Dec 16 (NNT) - The Thai government has decided to extend the emergency decree in the violence-torn South for another three months.
Date: 16 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA postpones Review of New Election Commission

BANGKOK, Dec 14 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has postponed a review of the newly-elected Election Commission.
Date: 14 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC shares Views on Possible Amendment of Law on Political Parties to allow More Time for Membership Updates

BANGKOK, Dec 14 - The Constitutional Drafting Commission has shared its views on an alternative legislative approach to allow more time for all political parties to complete the steps required before a general election can take place.
Date: 14 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Alcohol Control Committee backs Draft Ban on Alcohol Vending Machines

BANGKOK, Dec 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Alcohol Control Committee Board has approved, in principle, a draft ban on alcohol vending machines. The ban was put forward by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Date: 14 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Municipal Election Related Laws to be forwarded to Council of State Soon

BANGKOK, Dec 10 (NNT) - The Ministry of the Interior will forward local election related laws to the Council of State soon, according to its minister.
Date: 10 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to deliberate Revised Organic MPs Bill in January

BANGKOK, Dec 10 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly will deliberate the draft organic Members of Parliament Act in its 2nd and 3rd readings in January.
Date: 10 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet to receive Revised Local Election Laws this Month

BANGKOK, Dec 9 (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has asked the Interior Ministry and the Election Commission to submit municipal election related laws to the cabinet this month.
Date: 09 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee in charge of Draft MP Election Law expects Second-Third Readings in Mid-Jan

BANGKOK, Dec 6 (NNT) - A special committee of the National Legislative Assembly, which is in charge of the draft law on the election of Members of Parliament, expects further deliberation by the main assembly in the middle of January.
Date: 06 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC decides not to offer Additional Opinions on Draft Law on Constitutional Court Procedure

BANGKOK, Dec 7 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission has resolved not to offer any additional opinions related to the draft law on Constitutional Court procedure. The spokesman for the CDC, Mr. Udom Ratamarit, said on Wednesday that the charter drafters had held a meeting to review a notification from the President of the National Leg ...
Date: 07 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Interior Minister: Draft Amendments of Six Local Election Laws currently under Study

BANGKOK, Dec 6 (NNT) - The Interior Minister has revealed some progress in the amendment of laws related to local and provincial elections.
Date: 06 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC Chairman: NCPO has Authority to lift Ban on Political Activities

BANGKOK, Dec 4 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has expressed the view that the National Council for Peace and Order has the power to lift the ban on political activities.
Date: 04 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA defends its Decision to have Separate Committees Revise Two Last Organic Bills

BANGKOK, Dec 3 (NNT) - Having two separate bodies review the last two organic bills will help streamline the deliberation process, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) claimed last week. Defending the legislature’s decision to form two separate committees to review the last two organic bills, First Vice President of the NL ...
Date: 03 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC to convene Only 1-2 times a week

BANGKOK, Dec 3 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has decided to convene only once or twice a week after it has submitted all 10 draft organic acts to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).
Date: 03 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA has No Plans to reject Organic Bills

BANGKOK, Dec 3 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) confirms it has no plan to reject the last two organic bills which are currently being reviewed by vetting committees.
Date: 03 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Municipal Election Laws to be presented to NLA Early Next Year

BANGKOK, Dec 3 (NNT) - Six draft laws related to municipal elections will be deliberated by the lawmakers early next year, according to a deputy prime minister.
Date: 03 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Draft Law on Executive Branch’s Anti-Corruption Measures for Consideration

BANGKOK, Dec 2 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has accepted in principle the draft law on the executive branch’s anti-corruption measures.
Date: 02 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes First Eeading of Draft Laws on MP-Senate Election

BANGKOK, Dec 1 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has passed the final two draft organic laws in their first readings.
Date: 01 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Foreign Ministry launches Book on 50 Years of ASEAN

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a book on 50 years of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to commemorate the history of the organisation and determine the steps forward for the association`s development.

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PM satisfied with Thailand's improved stance on US Intellectual Property Watchlist

BANGKOK, Dec 16 (NNT) - The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction with the improved stance of Thailand on the United States Trade Representative's report regarding intellectual property where the country has been removed from the Priority Watch List group.

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Lawyers' Group prompts OAG on PDRC Case

BANGKOK, Dec 13 (NNT) - United Lawyers for Rights and Liberty (UL) has forwarded a letter urging the Attorney General step up legal action against the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) with the Deputy Spokesman of the Attorney General’s Office assuring the group that the case is not being delayed.

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200 per cent Tax Measure to help SMEs and Thai Software Makers

BANGKOK, Dec 13 (NNT) - The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) has hosted a seminar titled “DEPA and Tax Measures to Support SME Adoption of Computer Programs… Who Wins?” to foster understanding of a tax measure designed to support Thailand’s software industry.

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ASEAN, UN hold Workshop on Law of the Sea

Jakarta, Dec 13 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in cooperation with the United Nations (UN), is holding a workshop on the Law of Sea for government officials and diplomats in the Southeast Asian region to address maritime issues.

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Former NRC Member proposes Amendment of Political Party Law

BANGKOK, Dec 12 (NNT) - A former member of the now-defunct National Reform Council has proposed an amendment to the law governing the country’s political parties in a bid to ensure equal treatment of existing and new parties.

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EC’s Somchai suggest Invocation of Article 44 to address delayed lifting of Political Activity Ban

BANGKOK, Dec 12 (NNT) - An Election Commissioner has suggested the National Council for Peace and Order invoke its special powers to address the impact of a delayed lifting of the ban on political activities.

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NLA President unaware of Supreme Court’s allegedly Wrongful Approach to elect EC

BANGKOK, Dec 10 (NNT) - The President of the National Legislative Assembly is not aware of an allegation that the Supreme Court had opted for an illegal approach in selecting new Election Commissioners.

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ASEAN to tackle Crimes at Sea: Deputy minister

Jakarta, Dec 7 (ANTARA News) - Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister A.M. Fachir stated that member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should unite to fight crimes at sea, noted a written statement released by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

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Government planning Range of New Year's Gifts for SMEs

BANGKOK, Dec 7 (NNT) - The government has revealed plans for a new round of assistance measures as a New Year’s gift to the nation’s SMEs.

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Indonesia backs ASEAN to continue Capacity Building for Timor Leste

Jakarta, Dec 7(ANTARA News) - Indonesia has expressed its support for ASEAN to continue capacity building assistance to Timor Leste to prepare it to become an ASEAN member, the Foreign Ministry said.

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ASEAN’s Future bright for Next 50: Chair

Singapore, as the new ASEAN chair, is confident that ASEAN’s prospects are bright for the next 50 years.

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