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Prayut orders his Article 44 orders compiled, some to be made permanent laws

Sep 01. 2018
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By The Nation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has apparently lost count of the orders he has issued as the chief of the National Council for Peace and Order as he instructed his legal arm to compile a list of them.

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, the legal expert for the government and NCPO, said Prayut has instructed him to compile the list of orders issued under Article 44 of the interim charter.

Wissanu said he has assigned officials to compile the list for him to check.

Wissanu said General Prayut also wanted to upgrade some of the dictats to permanent laws while other orders would have to be annulled before the next elected government took office.

"Only necessary Article 44 orders will be retained. When the country returns to democracy, we'll see which Article 44 orders can be annulled and we will cancel them before that time," Wissanu said.

He added that orders that have expired would be left intact.

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