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Ombudsman denies Somchai’s Request to seek Constitutional Court Ruling on EC Law

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman has resolved to drop a petition filed by Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn requesting the Ombudsman seek a Constitutional Court decision on the constitutionality of the organic Election Commission Act.
Date: 13 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM says Government never used Article 44 to intervene in Justice System

BANGKOK, Jan 14 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has confirmed that the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) have never invoked Article 44 of the interim constitution to influence a court decision.
Date: 14 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC advises NLA to seek Constitutional Court ruling on NACC Bill

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has already submitted its comments on an organic bill governing the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).
Date: 13 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC: Appeal in Rice Case must be filed by Defendant

BANGKOK, Oct 1 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has reiterated that an appeal in the 2-year rice trial must be filed by the defendant, Yingluck Shinawatra, herself.
Date: 01 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Draft Law on Constitutional Court Procedures for Further Deliberation

BANGKOK, Sept 29 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has accepted a draft law on Constitutional Court procedures for further deliberation.
Date: 29 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NACC to appeal Against Supreme Court Decision on 2008 Rally

BANGKOK, 30th August 2017 (NNT) - The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has submitted an appeal against the Supreme Court’s Division for Holders of Political Office after it absolved a former Metropolitan Police chief of wrongdoing over his involvement in the dissolution of a People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) gathering.
Date: 30 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC: Yingluck can Appeal against Court’s Decision if found Guilty

BANGKOK, 26th August 2017 (NNT) - Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is entitled to lodge an appeal within 30 days of the court delivering its verdict in the case against her, according to the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC).
Date: 26 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC hails NLA’s Decision to have Court settle Ombudsman Act case

BANGKOK, 13th August 2017 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission (CDC) has lauded the National Legislative Assembly's (NLA) decision to ask the Constitutional Court to rule on the legality of the draft Ombudsman Act.
Date: 13 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC supports NLA’s Request for Constitutional Court’s Review of Draft Law in Question

BANGKOK, 10th August 2017 (NNT) - The Election Commission is supporting the National Legislative Assembly’s request for the Constitutional Court’s review of the draft law in question.
Date: 10 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC accepts Court Ruling on Organic Law for Election Commission

BANGKOK, 4 August 2017 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has reportedly accepted the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the EC bill does not contradict the intent of the new charter. The EC had previously petitioned to the Court to rule on the constitutionality of the draft organic law on the Election Commission. EC Chairman Supachai ...
Date: 04 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NACC can file Appeal in 2008 Protest Disposal Case: CDC Spokesman

BANGKOK, 6th August 2017 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has confirmed that the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has the power to file an appeal seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit former Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat and three other defendants in a case involving the deadly dispersal of ...
Date: 06 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC Chairman: Primary Vote Fraud doesn’t automatically disqualify Candidate until Court Ruling

BANGKOK, 25th July 2017 (NNT) - The Chairman of the Constitutional Drafting Commission has revealed that any future election candidate can still run for office even after he or she is found guilty of primary vote fraud.
Date: 25 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC submits Petition against Election Commission Bill to Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, 22nd July 2017 (NNT) - The electoral organ has already handed a petition detailing objections to two sections of the draft Election Commission Act to the charter court, which automatically puts a royal endorsement on hold.
Date: 22 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Reconciliation Commission to receive Draft Unity Contract by Monday

BANGKOK, 22nd July 2017 (NNT) - The draft unity contract will be in the hands of the Unity, Reconciliation, and National Strategy Commission on Monday.
Date: 22 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Civil Court orders 43 Million Baht of Nen Kham Assets be turned over to the State

BANGKOK, 21 July 2017 (NNT) - The Civil Court has ordered the seizure of assets from defrocked monk Nen Kham and 8 others totaling 43 million baht to the state, deeming the gains ill-gotten.
Date: 21 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

RLPD to upgrade Arbitration Service

BANGKOK, 13th June 2017 (NNT) - The Justice Ministry is planning to upgrade its mediation service covering community-level disputes.
Date: 13 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Reconciliation Subcommittee soliciting more Input

BANGKOK, 22nd April 2017 (NNT) - The government-appointed reconciliation subcommittee is slated to hold more hearings to collect opinions on ways to foster national unity and reconciliation.
Date: 22 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Reconciliation Subcommittee meets to Draft "Social Contract”

BANGKOK, 19 April 2017 (NNT) - Commander of the Royal Thai Army Gen Chalermchai Sitthisat has chaired a meeting of the subcommittee to draft proposals for national reconciliation.
Date: 19 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Deputy Premier to meet with Reconciliation Panels

BANGKOK, 17 April 2017 (NNT) - The Deputy Prime Minister for public security is set to meet with reconciliation subcommittees on April 20th, in order to summarize their findings.
Date: 17 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NCPO considers relinquishing Sec 44 after New Constitution

BANGKOK, 6th April 2017 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is considering adjustments to its role and operations, especially the use of Section 44, following the promulgation of the 2017 Constitution.
Date: 07 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Commerce Ministry keen to help SMEs expand Production Bases

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce will assist Thai small and medium enterprises in their endeavors to expand their production capacity to meet the demand for their goods in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, also known as the CLMV region.

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Justice Ministry campaigns for Legal Awareness among Thais

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - A transit advertising campaign is being organized by the Ministry of Justice in various provinces to raise awareness of the law and the justice system among public members and state agencies.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Government improves Business Service Quality to attract Foreign Investors

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (NNT) - The government is enhancing the quality of its business service to attract more foreign investors, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

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PRD proposes TV Shows to publicize Labor Ministry policy

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (NNT) - Acting Director-General of the Government Public Relations Department (PRD) Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd has met with Labor Minister Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew to discuss plans to publicize the ministry's policies.

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Alien Workers continue to register with Government

SAMUT SONGKHROM, Feb 6 (NNT) - Foreign workers have been registering with the labor one stop service in every province before the registration’s deadline on 31st March this year.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) Thailand signs MoU with Financial Regulatory Department (FRD) of Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, Feb 2 (NNT) - The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC), Thailand has signed an MoU with the Financial Regulatory Department (FRD), Ministry of Planning and Finance, of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

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Thai Government committed to protecting Human Rights

BANGKOK, 28th January 2018 (NNT) - The Thai government has assured the general public of its commitment to the protection of human rights.

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Ministry of Industry to provide Support to SMEs

BANGKOK, Jan 30 (NNT) - The Ministry of Industry wants to assist SMEs by focusing on communities and addressing the effects of the minimum wage, but says it must wait for a final Cabinet conclusion.

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SME Bank prepares 78 Billion Baht Credit for SMEs affected by Increased Minimum Wage

BANGKOK, Jan 29 (NNT) - SME Bank has prepared a total of 78 billion baht in loans for SMEs affected by a Minimum Wage increase.

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