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Charter amendment to increase NLA size enacted


The interim charter amendment which paved the way for an additional 30 members to be added to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) was published in the Royal Gazzette yesterday.

The amendment was proposed by the Cabinet and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) more than a week ago after they reasoned that the additional NLA members would help expedite the legal enactment of over 100 bills.
There has been speculation that the 30 spots are for military officers set to retire this month, but senior Cabinet and NCPO members rejected that.
The amendment changed Section 6 of the charter, which previously stated that there would be no more than 250 NLA members.

Published : September 01, 2016

By : The Nation