Thai public can petition for law changes online

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021

The general public will now be able to support proposed amendments to the law via digital platforms, the Royal Gazette announced on Friday.

The announcement said Clause 5 in Article 8 of the Constitution allows citizens to propose new laws or amendments by submitting their name, national ID card number and signature via digital platforms.

Meanwhile, Clause 6 of the same article says that if the House Secretariat collects and verifies names of proposers, then proposals can be made without submitting signatures.

The support of at least 10,000 people is required to propose a law or amendment, while at least 50,000 are needed to propose amendments to the Constitution.

All proposals must be in line with Article 77 of the charter.