PPP disapproves independant agencies’ allowance to propose acts and laws without Parliament revision

August 25th, 2008 - 9:50 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Spokesman for the People Power Party Lieutenant Kuthep Saikrajang (กุเทพ ใสกระจ่าง)revealed that the currently used Constitution, drafted in 2007, allows for independent agencies to propose their own drafted laws without having to pass through parliament. The Constitution Tribunal drafted two acts on the matter, including an act on the consideration of the Constitution Tribunal and an act on the dealing with criminal cases involving political position holders. The PPP Spokesman firmly stated his objection to the Constitution’s allowance in the matter, saying that such freedom could be detrimental to the nation.

Lt. Kuthep indicated that the acts have clauses Members of Parliament cannot accept and that the PPP never proposed. He voiced his support for acts having to be put through the Parliament and commented that the problem has arisen from a constitution that was created with bias. The Spokesman said that current disapproval with the matter may result in problems for the government in the future.

The PPP has discussed the matter and is preparing to call on the Cabinet to assist in solving the situation.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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