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Discussions on Draft Organic Law on Senate Selection still underway

BANGKOK, Jan 17 (NNT) - The ad hoc committee on the draft organic law on the selection of Senators says the cross-group voting method could be replaced as long as it does not violate the constitution.
Date: 17 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC supports NLA Members' Plan to petition Constitutional Court about Anti-Corruption Law

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The chief of the Constitutional Drafting Commission has expressed his support for members of the National Legislative Assembly seeking a court ruling on the new anti-corruption law, which they think may be unconstitutional.
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA pins hopes on New Laws to enhance Thai Children's Potentials

BANGKOK, Jan 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) disclosed that it has passed more than 10 legislations to enhance Thai children's potentials.
Date: 12 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA votes to pass National Sports Policy Law

BANGKOK, Jan 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has now voted to bring the new law related to the country's sports policies into effect.
Date: 12 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Additional Support for Citizens on Welfare

BANGKOK, Jan 10 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved additional measures to assist citizens on government welfare, focusing on job creation and raising income for those making less than 30,000 baht per year.
Date: 10 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Whip confident Two Remaining Organic Laws will be completed before Deadline

BANGKOK, Jan 11 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip is confident that the two remaining organic laws under the new Constitution will be put into effect before the deadline.
Date: 11 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM Wissanu: Cabinet still to receive Draft Amendments of Provincial Election Laws

BANGKOK, Jan 11 (NNT) - A Deputy Prime Minister in charge of legal affairs said today that it remains uncertain when the Cabinet will review the draft amendments of all six laws governing provincial and local elections.
Date: 11 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Education Reform Committee approves Draft Law on Draft Higher Education Act

BANGKOK, Jan 10 (NNT) - The independent committee in charge of education reform has approved the draft law on the country’s higher education system.
Date: 10 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Pornpetch: Legislature not manipulated by NCPO

BANGKOK, Jan 7 (NNT) - Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, the president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), has confirmed that the legislature is not controlled by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).
Date: 07 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA deliberating on Draft Organic Laws on Senate Selection and MPs Election

BANGKOK, Jan 2 (NN) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has insisted the lawmakers will not reject draft organic laws on the composition of senators and the election of members of parliament.
Date: 02 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA: Legislature focused on passing Laws to benefit the Country in 2017

BANGKOK, Jan 1 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has confirmed its dedication to the enactment of laws that benefit the whole country throughout 2017.
Date: 01 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to Draft Law supporting Public Forum Article

BANGKOK, Jan 1 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is preparing to issue laws in support of Article 77 of the constitution and is in the process of requesting a time extension for its legislation on land taxation.
Date: 01 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to have MPs Bill before January 26

BANGKOK, Dec 31 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will receive a revised version of the draft organic Members of Parliament Act before January 26th.
Date: 31 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Enforcement of Article 44 not in Violation of 2017 Charter

BANGKOK, Dec 31 (NNT) - The head of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) doesn’t believe the enactment of Article 44 is in violation of the permanent constitution.
Date: 31 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA President: NCPO’s Invocation of Article 44 did not violate Constitution

BANGKOK, Dec 29 (NNT) - The President of the National Legislative Assembly has confirmed that the National Council for Peace and Order’s invocation of Article 44 did not violate the Constitution.
Date: 29 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Amendment to Political Party Act Meant to provide Fairness to All Sides: PM

BANGKOK, Dec 26 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the use of his absolute power under Article 44 to amend the Political Party Act was meant to provide fairness to all sides and confirmed that a general election will be held in accordance with the government's road map.
Date: 26 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee completes Review of Draft MP Election Law

BANGKOK, Dec 25 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly committee in charge of the draft law on the election of the Members of Parliament has completed a review of all articles.
Date: 25 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Revised Organic MPs Bill to be presented to NLA in January

BANGKOK, Dec 24 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will receive a revised version of the draft organic Members of Parliament Act in January, according to a vetting committee.
Date: 24 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Meechai declines to weigh in on Invocation of Article 44 to unlock Political Ban

BANGKOK, Dec 24 (NNT) - Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) Chairman Meechai Ruchuphan has declined to comment on the National Council for Peace and Order’s (NCPO) decision to exert its power under Article 44 of the provisional charter to unlock restrictions on political activities.
Date: 24 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Prime Minister approves Article 44

BANGKOK, Dec 23 (NNT) - The Deputy Prime Minister has revealed that the NCPO has made an announcement in accordance with Article 44, confirming no disadvantage to any party and no impact on the set road map.
Date: 23 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Labor Ministry to help Low-Income Workers access Low-Interest Loans

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare has offered an opportunity for low-income earners to access low-interest loans to pay off their informal debts and increase their income.

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Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

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PM considers Public Awareness of Laws as National Agenda

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he considered the public awareness of laws as a national agenda and pledged to promote adequate legal knowledge and equal access to the judicial system.

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ASEAN Chair: Singapore will do its best to take the Group forward

SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Bernama) - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chair this year, Singapore will do its best to take the group forward, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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Government establishes National Savings Fund to help with People's Future Savings

BANGKOK, Jan 6 (NNT) - The government will encourage people to live a stable and sustainable life beyond retirement by promoting savings through "the National Savings Fund" to help plan their future savings.

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Indonesia, Vietnam play Great Role in strengthening ASEAN Cooperation: Envoy

Jakarta, Jan 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have jointly played a great role in strengthening ASEAN cooperation and creating regional peace, security and stability particularly with regard to conflict in the South China Sea, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Hong Anh Tuan said.

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Ministry of Justice working to provide All Citizens with Basic Legal Knowledge

BANGKOK, Jan 3 (NNT) - Thailand's Deputy Permanent Secretary for Justice has reminded the public that not knowing a law cannot be used as an excuse when violating that law.

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ASEAN welcomes New Secretary-General for 2018-2022

MANILA, Jan 3 (PNA) - Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, a top trade official and diplomat from Brunei Darussalam, has assumed office as the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday.

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NLA: Performance in 2017 in line with intent of Constitution

BANGKOK, Dec 31 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has declared its performance in 2017 a success in meeting the intent of the new Constitution.

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PHL Mission to the UN hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Singapore

GENEVA, Dec 28 - Capping an anniversary year that saw the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) further enhance its engagement with the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines handed over the chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG) to Singapore during a meeting held at the WTO on December 26.

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Probation Department launches Anti-drink-driving Campaign

BANGKOK, Dec 27 (NNT) - The Department of Probation and its network have launched a campaign to ensure that motorists abide by traffic rules and regulations to help reduce the number of road accidents during the New Year festival.

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Legal Reform Committee concedes Qualifications of Selection Committee for Independent Organizations “Hard to achieve”

BANGKOK, Dec 24 (NNT) - A member of the legal reform committee has conceded that the qualifications of the selection committee for all independent organizations are making things harder to achieve.

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