Chonburi residents offered views of draft constitution

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The National Reform Council gave Chonburi residents a chance to learn details of, and offer views, on the nation’s draft constitution at a hearing at Chonrajamrung School.

NRC Chonburi delegate and former governor Pracha Taerat presided over the May 27 session organized for the benefit of the Constitution Drafting Committee, which completed work on the charter’s first draft and forwarded it to the NRC and other centers of government power for their feedback.

The hearing educated citizens on the sections of the lengthy document, focusing on rights, duties and reforms. They summarized the four major parts of the document, which cover the monarchy, politics, law and reform.

NRC Chonburi delegate and former governor Pracha Taerat (2nd right) presides over a public hearing on the nation’s draft constitution.NRC Chonburi delegate and former governor Pracha Taerat (2nd right) presides over a public hearing on the nation’s draft constitution.

The public was also offered an opportunity to voice their opinions of the draft.

Bowing to months of public pressure, the National Council for Peace and Order last month relented and agreed to put the draft constitution to a vote in a public referendum, mostly likely in January.

The vote would occur only if the NRC approves the draft in August, after the CDC revises the document to account for feedback from government agencies.