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NLA unlikely to reject organic bills: Meechai

Apr 21. 2017
File photo:  Chief charter drafter Meechai Ruchupan.
File photo: Chief charter drafter Meechai Ruchupan.
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By The Nation

It is unlikely that the National Legislative Assembly would reject the principle of organic bills as the new charter clearly demands the bills to be enacted, chief charter drafter Meechai Ruchupan told Suthichai Yoon on a Timeline programme which is to be aired on Nation TV 22.

The scenerio is the most extreme and is unlikely to happen, but Meechai conceded that there might be differences in opinions on the content of the bills.

The Constitution Drafting Commission – which is obliged to prepare 10 organic bills as required by the new charter within eight months of its promulgation – has submitted at least two organic bills essential to the coming election. They are the political party bill and the Election Commission bill. Meechai is scheduled to defend them before the NLA today at Parliament.

“We will explain to them until they understand the draft bills totally,” said Meechai.

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