56 Chonburi groups offer ideas to NRC

0
559

The National Reform Council took a break from drafting Thailand’s new constitution to hear from representatives from 56 Chonburi organizations about what they thought should, and shouldn’t, be in the new charter.

Pracha Taerat, chairman of the NRC’s committee on public participation and public hearings, hosted the Jan. 22 hearing, one of 1,350 being held nationwide on 18 areas of reform.

Pracha Taerat, chairman of the NRC’s committee on public participation and public hearings, hosted the Jan. 22 hearing.Pracha Taerat, chairman of the NRC’s committee on public participation and public hearings, hosted the Jan. 22 hearing.

The NRC began debating sections of the new constitution Jan. 12, but will take breaks to hold 11 rounds of hearings to gather local input.

Attendees also brainstormed various solutions to corruption issues, issues regarding buying voting rights and to reduce differences within regions.

Moreover, they listened to a seminar on Thailand Vision from Surawit Maesinsri, the NRC’s chief author of the plan, and NRC spokesman Prasan Maruekapitak, who had also organized another seminar when people at the seminar will be divided into 10 group to express their intentions.

Each presentation included various suggestions, all of which were noted by the committee to be presented to the National Reform Council for further proceedings.