FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

BORNEO HOUSING AGENCY: Terrace House in Bengkurong (B$190K, Property Chinese Owned) • Industrial Warehouse in Menglait, Gadong for Rent • Shop house in Gadong (Ground Floor) for Rent • Industrial Shops in Bunut for Sale • Land in Jerudong for Sale • Shop house in Kiulap for Sale (44 years lease, approx 5,000.00 per month rental) • Chempaka Terrace House for Rent (3 bedrooms, B$700.00 per month) • Shop house in Kiarong for Sale (B$380.00) • TEL: +6738732975, +6738839007           >>           Fully furnished office space for rent at Regus Brunei. Call +673-886-2879 or go to www.regus.com.bn           >>           Private Company Urgently Need Houses & Flats for Rent in Bandar Seri Begawan, Kindly Contact the ff. nos. for further information: 242-7623/+673 883-9007           >>           Hong Kong stocks open 0.19 pct higher           >>           Gold price opens higher in Hong Kong            >>           Chinese yuan weakens to 6.8238 against USD Friday           >>           Campaigning starts for Tokyo metropolitan assembly election           >>           Urgent: China willing to maintain coordination with U.S. on Korea Peninsular issue: Yang           >>           Estonia Will Back Up Its Government In A 'Digital Embassy'           >>           Mars Rover’s AI Is Really Good At Selecting Rocks To Analyze           >>           Airbnb To Target Wealthy Customers Who Prefer Luxury Hotels           >>           Germany's Second String Earn Draw Vs. Chile That Bodes Well For World Cup           >>           A Foreign National Arrested on Running Lottery via SMS and Whatsapp           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

[email protected]

 

ADVERTISING

[email protected]

 

PRESS RELEASE

[email protected]

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events


Letop Lebaran 2017
June 21st, 2017 | 10:00 AM


Sighting of the New Moon of Syawal
June 24th, 2017 | 15:00 PM





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 04:35AM

Subuh

: 04:45AM

Syuruk

: 06:10AM

Doha

: 06:34AM

Zohor

: 12:23PM

Asar

: 03:50PM

Maghrib

: 06:35PM

Isyak

: 07:51PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



Thailand


  Home > Thailand


No Delay to Election, Prayut Insists


 


 January 5th, 2017  |  10:43 AM  |   1322 views

THAILAND

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has stressed again that the roadmap for holding the general election expected later this year will not be delayed.

 

He has also refused to exercise his power under Section 44 of the interim constitution to grant an amnesty to political offenders.

 

Gen Prayut responded to comments by National Legislative Assembly (NLA) deputy chairman Surachai Liangboonlertchai that the assembly may not finish deliberating the 10 organic laws within the 240-day timeframe, and this could push the election back to the middle of next year.

 

Of the 10 organic bills, three are essential to holding the election -- the bills governing electing MPs, political parties, and the Election Commission.

 

Apart from the 10 organic bills, the NLA will also have to consider more than 100 other legislative bills, Mr Surachai said.

 

Gen Prayut said the timeframe has been specified for the new constitution, the organic laws, and the election.

 

After the organic bills become law, a period of 150 days will also be needed to prepare for the election and to allow for election campaigns, he added.

 

Gen Prayut also said the government's 20-year national development strategy and action plans for reforms will also get off the ground this year.

 

The government will launch campaigns to boost public awareness of these plans and promote the public's participatory role in the 20-year national strategy and reform process, Gen Prayut said, adding there are about 138 action plans for reforms.

 

Some reform measures have been implemented already, he said, adding he also plans to set up a steering committee to push for reforms, the national strategy, and national unity.

 

Gen Prayut stressed all sides must take part in solving any conflicts and moving the country forward, rather than seeking an amnesty.

 

"Many people are talking a lot about the election. But have any of them ever said how they will reform the country?" Gen Prayut asked. "As for a proposal for the use of Section 44 to grant an amnesty, this is not my concern. Don't mess with this Section 44 of mine."

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon offered assurances the government will keep to the original roadmap and timeframe for holding the election as originally promised by the prime minister. He went on to add that Mr Surachai's comments on the election possibly being delayed until the middle of next year are only an assumption.

 

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam also maintained the roadmap for holding the election this year remains unchanged.

 

Mr Wissanu said the NLA should put in extra effort to clear the backlog of legislative bills pending deliberation so this would not delay the roadmap for holding the election.

 

More speed from the Constitution Drafting Committee, which submits the organic bills to the NLA for deliberation, could also help.

 

Army chief Chalermchai Sittisat, who is also the secretary-general of the National Council for Peace and Order, said Wednesday the opinion offered by Mr Surachai was only his personal view, and that it did not represent the collective opinion of the NLA. Peerasak Porjit, another NLA deputy chairman, added the NLA had no intention of delaying the election.

 


 

Source:
courtesy of BANGKOK POST

by Aekarach Sattaburuth and Wassana Nanuam

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at [email protected]

 

Related News


Equal Opportunities For Sabah Firms To Get Contracts – CM

 2017-06-23 08:08:14

Afghan Car Bomb Hits New Kabul Bank In Helmand

 2017-06-23 08:17:31

How Australia's Banks Have Been Beaten Down This Week

 2017-06-23 08:51:42