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09 April 2007 :: 09:04:41 am 29679

CDC expects constitution draft conclusion Wednesday

CHON BURI, April 8 Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) chairman Squadron Leader Prasong Soonsiri Sunday expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the draft of Thailand‘s new constitution. He expressed confidence that all debates concerning the new charter could be concluded Wednesday.
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His remarks were made as the 35 member CDC gathered in the eastern resort of Bang Saen, southeast of Bangkok, for the third day with an objective to finish the drafting of the new constitution. 

There are altogether 317 articles in the draft constitution but the number could be reduced as some articles could be merged, said Sqd. Ldr. Prasong, adding that he believed the draft charter could be ready by Wednesday. 

Outstanding issues that are contained in the draft, according to the chairman, include allowing people to have a greater role in politics and bestowing more power to the people by reducing state power so that better control of the government’s operations could be carried out efficiently and transparently. 

Asked whether he was worried about ongoing moves by Buddhist groups demanding the new charter specify Buddhism as Thailand’s national religion, Sq. Ldr. Prasong said he had personally received the request in writing yesterday and the issue would be brought for consideration by CDC members.

 

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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