NRC listens to public in Chonburi

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The National Council Reform hosted a public forum in Chonburi to take input on national-reform measures.

Pracha Taerat, chairman of the NRC’s committee on public participation and public hearings, hosted the Jan. 9 hearing, one of 1,350 being held nationwide on 18 areas of reform.

The reform council, comprised of former politicians, military members, politicians and academics, was selected by military junta to tackle 11 areas of national reform, including politics, the economy, energy, health, education, the environment and other issues.

Pracha Taerat, chairman of the NRC’s committee on public participation and public hearings, hosts a public forum in Chonburi to take input on national-reform measures.Pracha Taerat, chairman of the NRC’s committee on public participation and public hearings, hosts a public forum in Chonburi to take input on national-reform measures.

The meeting was organized to hear the opinions of various agencies, committees and residents about ideas that should go into drafting of the new constitution, which began Jan. 12.

The meeting is held to encourage people at the grassroots level to do the thinking, instead of having the government think for them. It also asked them how they would solve corruption problems at every level, local to national, end vote-buying and get good people to run for government positions.

Pracha said NBT Channel 11 will broadcast a daily update on the drafting of the new charter weeknights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. The channel also will broadcast a special program, “People’s Voice,” every Sunday from 8:30-10:30 p.m.