National Reform Council rejects revised Constitution draft


BANGKOK, 6 September 2015 (NNT) – The National Reform Council (NRC) has voted to reject the charter draft presented by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC).

The NRC convened its last meeting on Sunday, with all of 247 members attending. Names of the council members were called in an alphabetical order to voice their votes. Sunday’s result showed that 105 members voted in favor while 135 voted against, with 7 abstentions.

Despite the NRC’s resolution, chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will form a national reform mobilization committee comprising no more than 200 members within the next 30 days.

As for a public referendum, members of the public will be able to cast their votes on the new charter within the next 180 days. The new Constitution will be written by the new drafting committee which comprises 21 members.