By The Nation
The Royal Gazette announced that His Majesty the King signed an endorsement of the plan on October 8 and it was countersigned by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on the same day.
The strategy plan was approved by the Cabinet on June 5 and it was approved by the National Legislative Assembly on July 6.
The 20-year national strategy, highlighted in the Constitution, obliges future governments to adhere to the plans. Cabinet members could be impeached if they refuse to comply with it.
Political parties and critics have lamented that the strategy, written with limited public participation, would overrule future elected governments and force them to carry out the junta’s legacy.