By Juthathip Lucksanawong
SURACHET SATITNIRAMAI, |NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER
In the short term, the draft would not affect my personal life. But in the middle to long term, it would have impacts on the country. After the approval, organic laws due to be written in line with the draft would affect the evolution of society in various aspects such as education and the economy.
SIROTE KLAMPAIBOON, |INDEPENDENT POLITICAL SCIENCE SCHOLAR
If the draft passes, I think the popular Bt30 healthcare scheme would be revoked and I would be affected as I am someone who relies on the scheme. With the 20-year national reform strategy enshrined in the draft, the next generation would have to live under a national strategy that they had not had the chance to help to shape.
SUMITCHAI HATTASAN, HEAD OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER ASSOCIATION
My workload would increase. Working in the human rights field, I would have to monitor mounting cases related to infringements of human rights as the dictatorship would somehow continue ruling the country. Marginalised people would be more and more suppressed as we have seen when they were forced to leave their residences following the junta’s move to reclaim forests.
TEERASAK THONGSUANG, HEAD OF TAMBON NONG TAD, BURI RAM PROVINCE
My life would not change a great deal. In my view, a constitution is related to national policies rather than people’s daily lives. Those who take power would have access to the law, instead of the grassroots. However, I think the draft would affect the country in the long run.