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A group of 51 law lecturers from 15 universities have submitted an open letter, addressed to the president and judges of the Constitutional Court, insisting that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year term in office is due to come to an end on August 24th.

 

The group cited Article 158 (paragraph 4) of the Constitution B.E. 2560 (2017AD), which states that “the prime minister shall not hold office for more than eight years in total, whether or not holding consecutive terms. However, it shall not include the period during which the prime minister carries out duties after vacating office.”

 

They then cited Article 264 in the transitory provisions of the charter, which lists some specifications related to ministers’ qualifications which cannot be applied retroactively. There was, however, no mention of a prime minister’s term being exempt from the retroactive rule.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/law-lecturers-advise-constitutional-court-judges-pms-term-expires-by-aug-24/

 

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Do they pay the Court more than Prayuth?? if not it will fail as he appointed only  friends of the Government.. He always get the advantage .... Now the can rule that there is a short time to go to the next elections and there will be APEC.. but I am sure he will not stop on the 24th August

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The 51 scholars are right. I also see it that Prayut - as of August 24th - has been the country's leader since 8 years. If the latest constitution is to be respected, Prayut's time as leader is up.

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If the PM started on the 24th August, then surely his term should end on the 23rd. ie. exactly 8 years, after the start of his term.

On the 24th , his 9th year begins.  At least that's how our Calendars work,  we're in the 21st Century surely  ?

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How can Thai people allow it if he stays in office?

I'm so ready to see a sea change in Thailand.  

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

A group of 51 law lecturers from 15 universities have submitted an open letter, addressed to the president and judges of the Constitutional Court, insisting that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year term in office is due to come to an end on August 24th.

And yet they are just starting to debate it?

 

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Most importantly, who will be selected/appointed to replace our beloved Lung Tu? 

.......and does it really matter if he's replaced or not?

 

 

The puppet master will be bothered with these trivial matters - and we don't want that. 🤨

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3 hours ago, Elkski said:

How can Thai people allow it if he stays in office?

I'm so ready to see a sea change in Thailand.  

'What are they going to do about it?' is the obvious response. Kick up too much of a fuss and a black SUV rounds the corner which you are bundled into, en route to either prison or an early grave. 

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15 hours ago, tomacht8 said:

The 51 scholars are right. I also see it that Prayut - as of August 24th - has been the country's leader since 8 years. If the latest constitution is to be respected, Prayut's time as leader is up.

Unelected leader, let's not forget.

The constitution is there for the protection of those in power from the people. It is not a two way street.

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1 hour ago, baboon said:

Unelected leader, let's not forget.

The constitution is there for the protection of those in power from the people. It is not a two way street.

Please forget.

Prayut was elected by his hand-picked legislature in August 21, 2014. In 2019 he was re-elected in 2019 largely as a result of his hand-picked Senate as he failed to achieve 51% of the Parliament vote. Both times his election as PM was then legitimized publically in the Royal Gazette.

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20 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

And so it begins......12 days and farewell, but wait....if the cabinet becomes insolvent he will just stay on in a caretakers role.....

I personally don't think anything will change.

 

It's much to lucrative to run the government like a personal business for him and his corrupt cronies.

 

 

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On 8/16/2022 at 11:55 AM, tomacht8 said:

The 51 scholars are right. I also see it that Prayut - as of August 24th - has been the country's leader since 8 years. If the latest constitution is to be respected, Prayut's time as leader is up.

If a constitution can be changed so often according to political whim, why would anyone respect it? BTW: is there something in the current constitution about militay coups? If historical precedent holds, we are about due for the next one.

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