11 July 2024

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said on Sunday that a “People’s Constitution” is the ultimate goal of the government and all of Thai society.

Writing in his Constitution Day X post, the prime minister said that writing a Constitution is a major task which must involve all stakeholders, who must push for a “People’s Constitution”.

As a government under the Constitution, he said the administration is duty-bound to make it possible for such a supreme law to be written and promulgated.

Meanwhile Nikorn Chamnong, chief of a sub-committee gathering opinions from every corner of the country about a referendum on amending the current charter, said that theirtask has now been completed.

He said that the feedback from the people is very encouraging, as most want a new charter to be written by a constitution drafting council, while accepting that their will be many challenges.

Nikorn also said that his panel recently asked House Speaker Wan Muhamad Noor Matha to seek opinions from MPs and senators as to whether a referendum is needed before the drafting of a new charter commences.

The committee set up to consider such a referendum, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Phumtham Wechayachai, will meet on December 25th (Christmas Day) to finalise the issue.