THE KINGDOM’S top legal experts will soon get together to push forward amendments to the draft charter to fit what the government and lawmakers describe as the “circumstances of the modern world”. Chief charter drafter Meechai Ruchupan said this amendment would give the King the option of either appointing or not appointing a regent should he not reside in the Kingdom. The charter draft currently allows the president of the Privy Council to be Regent pro tempore if the King does not name a regent. NLA to take up readingsThe 2014 Interim Constitution will be amended by the NLA in three consecutive readings tomorrow, paving the way for the revision of the charter draft. The committee will comprise 10 top legislators including Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) chairman Meechai, NLA President Pornpetch Vichitcholchai and chairman of the now-defunct Constitution Drafting Committee Borwornsak Uwanno.
Source: The Nation Bangkok January 11, 2017 18:01 UTC