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Last Two Organic Bills to be submitted to NLA in November

BANGKOK, Oct 22 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) will present the last two organic bills to the lawmakers in late November.
Date: 22 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC awaits 3rd Reading of Draft Law on State Audit before considering Next Move

BANGKOK, Oct 22 (NNT) - The Chairman of the Constitutional Drafting Commission will wait for the final reading of the draft law on state audits before making a decision about any objections.
Date: 22 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC Ready to submit More Organic Laws as EC Ready for Political Parties to return

BANGKOK, Oct 18 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) is poised to submit its organic law on the Senate to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on November 21 with the Election Commission (EC) saying it is ready put out a guideline for political party activity.
Date: 18 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA stands firm on No Change to Draft Organic Law on State Audit

BANGKOK, Oct 17 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has given an assurance that there will be no change to the draft organic law on state audits as proposed by the Constitutional Drafting Commission.
Date: 17 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC: Drafting of law on Election of MPS will finish in Time

BANGKOK, Oct 17 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission has assured the public that the drafting of the law on the election of members of parliament is going smoothly and will be completed in time.
Date: 17 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC to issue Regulations to accommodate New Organic Laws

BANGKOK, Oct 17 (NNT) - Thailand's Election Commission is planning to issue regulations to accommodate new organic laws.
Date: 17 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

All Organic Bills to pass NLA’s Approval by June 2018

BANGKOK, Oct 15 (NNT) - The process of deliberating organic bills needed for the country to stage a general election, will be finished by June 2018.
Date: 15 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to continue Deliberation of New Draft Law on State Audit

BANGKOK, Oct 15 (NNT) - Thailand's National Legislative Assembly has scheduled more sittings next week to work on matters including the deliberation of the new draft law on state auditing.
Date: 15 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM Prayut urges Public Hearing for Any Law as required by Constitution

BANGKOK, Oct 13 (NNT) - The Prime Minister has urged a thorough public hearing of any law that the Constitution requires be backed up by such a process in order to prevent future complications.
Date: 13 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Whip expects CDC to send in Draft Law on Anti-Corruption by October 31

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip expects the draft law on national counter corruption to be submitted for deliberation before the end of the month.
Date: 12 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA confirms All Organic Laws to be ready by Roadmap’s Deadline

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has confirmed that the drafting of all organic laws will be completed before the deadline set in the national reform roadmap.
Date: 11 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government confirms No Political Activities allowed just yet

BANGKOK, Oct 10 (NNT) - The government has confirmed that no political activities are allowed until the National Council for Peace and Order’s ban is lifted.
Date: 10 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA’s Surachai: New Committee set up to study Draft Laws related to Election of MPs and Senators

BANGKOK, Oct 10 (NNT) - A vice president of the National Legislative Assembly has revealed a plan to set up a committee to study two draft laws related to the election of members of parliament and senators.
Date: 10 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Agriculture Ministry ready to adopt New Law on Palm Oil Industry

BANGKOK, Oct 9 (NNT) - The Ministry of Agriculture is waiting to adopt a new law, which will put in place a system for the country to manage palm oil as well as oil palm businesses.
Date: 09 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Energy Ministry: Coal Purchase not against Paris Climate Agreement

BANGKOK, Oct  9 (NNT) - The Ministry of Energy has confirmed that the private sector is allowed to buy fuel from any country. Thailand already imports fuel and fuel purchases from other countries don't violate the Paris Climate Agreement Thailand has signed.
Date: 09 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai National Assembly to receive NACC Bill This Month

BANGKOK, Oct 8 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will receive the draft organic National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Act, this month.
Date: 08 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA expects Drafting Team to submit remaining Organic Bills in November

BANGKOK, Oct 8 (NNT) - The legislative assembly says it expected the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) to forward the remaining draft organic laws to the assembly in November.
Date: 08 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CDC believes Lawmakers won't delay Election

BANGKOK, Oct 8 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) believes the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will not delay the general election.
Date: 08 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC to speed up drafting of Law on Origin of Senators

BANGKOK, Oct 8 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission is determined to work faster on the drafting of the law on the origin of senators.
Date: 08 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM confident Laws needed for General Election to be drafted by Year's End

BANGKOK, Oct 6 (NNT) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs has confirmed that all 4 organic laws needed for the general election to take place will be completed by the end of this year, in line with the national development roadmap. The head of the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) confirmed his body will complete its draft ...
Date: 06 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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DOTR Secretary attends the 23rd ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting

SINGAPORE, Oct 18 - Secretary Arthur P. Tugade of the Department of Transportation was in Singapore to attend the 23rd ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting (ATMM) at Marina Bay Sands on 12-13 October.

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SME Development Bank joins hands with UTCC to monitor Community Economics

BANGKOK, Oct 19 (NNT) - SME Development Bank and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) have announced cooperation on a project for monitoring community economics.

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Thai SMEs poised to improve Next Year

BANGKOK, Oct 19 (NNT) - The Thai SME business sector remained stable in the 3rd quarter and is likely to strengthen in the 4th quarter reflecting movement in the global economy. The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce has therefore revised the GDP estimate for the Thai SMEs in 2017 from 4.2% to 4.5%.

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ASEAN urged to redouble Efforts to achieve Full Economic Integration

MANILA, Oct 19 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to further push intra-regional trade and investment to fully benefit its citizens from economic integration, said the country’s top diplomat.

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Cambodia opens Nationality Verification Centers in Thailand

BANGKOK, Oct 18 (NNT) - Cambodian authorities have opened three nationality verification centers in Bangkok, Rayong, and Songkhla each for Cambodian migrant workers as part of the legalization process.

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Eighth ASEAN Regional Tripartite Conference being held in Manila

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Participants in the ongoing 8th Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference here are discussing topics concerning labor and employer.

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Cabinet nods to New Pracharat Market Project to boost Trade Activity

BANGKOK, Oct 17 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved the new “Pracharat Thai Chuai Thai Market” project, with the aim of providing additional market spaces for traders.

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NRC to include Public Input in Justice Reform

BANGKOK, Oct 13 (NNT) - The National Reform Committee (NRC) in charge of the justice system is inviting the public to give feedback on a proposal to be submitted to the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) in December.

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EU, ASEAN pursue Strategic Ties

When EU President Donald Tusk joins other world leaders at the 12th East Asia Summit (EAS) on 13-14 November at Clark Airbase, the Philippines, it will mark a new milestone for the long-neglected global player in this neighbourhood. It has been a missing puzzle piece in the emerging regional architecture.

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ASEAN strengthens Transport Cooperation

SINGAPORE, Oct 13 (Bernama) - Transport ministers from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to ease cross-border movements within the member nations in an effort to enhance connectivity within the region.

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ASEAN Central Banks and Monetary Authorities renew ASA

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (Bernama) - ASEAN Central Banks and Monetary Authorities have agreed to renew the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the ASEAN Swap Arrangement (ASA) for another two years from Nov 17, 2017, providing a total of US$2.0 billion in financial support.

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Laos, Indonesia ink Five Agreements during PM’s Visit

Laos and Indonesia have committed to work together with five agreements signed on the occasion of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s visit to Indonesia yesterday.

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