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Section 44 still in force 

 

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BANGKOK: -- The deputy prime minister in charge of legal affairs has made clear that Section 44 which empowers the prime minister to have absolute power to make final decision on all problems will remain in force although the country will have the new constitution in use.

 

Deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said this morning that Section 44 remains in effect until the new government is elected although the country will have the new constitution yesterday.

 

However he said some orders issued under the power given by Section 44 might be lifted, but most would be retained.

 

The elected government can promulgate laws to lift orders issued under Section 44 if they are no longer necessary, he said.

 

He explained that Section 44 is above Section 77 of the new constitution as it will remain in effect until a new elected government takes office.

 

He also said that after the new constitution is in force, the government needs to adapt it’s work to correspond with rules stipulated in the constitution.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/section-44-still-force/

 
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Section 44 gives the PM absolute power? Hmm? Not sure it does. There's an abbot who says that's BS, an ex PM fugitive who is also unaffected by this power. The southern militants are deaf to this power. But the little people are scared by it. Oh yes the lottery ticket seller, the motorcycle taxi driver, the alcoholic hi-lo dice player, the brew your own beer and sell it student, people eating sandwiches and reading G.O books, market stall traders selling fake designer clothes and now the evil pickup passengers.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

The elected government can promulgate laws to lift orders issued under Section 44 if they are no longer necessary, he said.

Who decides what is necessary ?   The junta, for all of its absolutism, is rather vague when it comes to elections and the end of military law. 

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20 hours ago, Sunderland said:

Another worthless constitution that will be scrapped sooner or later for another worthless one.

The Thai People now have two co-existing constitutions as Article 44 is only specified in the Interim Constitution. Shall they also need two Constitutional Supreme Courts as well? Or maybe three as the junta has been using the 2007 Constitution to prosecute former Yingluck appointed government officials.

 

The continuance of Article 44 demonstrates that the military embodied by the NCPO has empowered itself through brute physical force with extra-constitutional authority that will exist outside any sovereignty allegedly granted to the Thai People. This is a step backwards from an emerging democracy.

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"He explained that Section 44 is above Section 77 of the new constitution"

At least the Deputy PM can count! So are Sections 11, 22, 33, 55, & 66! In fact Sections 1 - 76 are all above Section 77! Was the old constitution numbered in reverse order :-) By the way has anyone dared to compare the draft constitution with the new, amended constitution, to see how different it is from the one voted for!

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