Preparing to enact legislation Supporting the law against disappearances

Government House, May 31 - "Wissanu" held the first meeting of the Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Committee, together with the establishment of a number of committees from various sectors to jointly enact legislation for supporters. Confirm that there is no problem with the budget for purchasing equipment.

Mr. Wissanu Krea-ngam, Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs said before chairing the meeting of the Committee on the Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance No. 1/2023 that it was the first meeting after Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act B.E. 2565 or the Act Disappearance takes effect Although there was a delay of 3 months, during that time, the Royal Thai Police and those involved had to procure tools and approve the budget for the purchase. Therefore, it was time for a meeting to establish a national committee. “The board is chaired by me. and has an army commander Permanent Secretary qualified person Academics who will come together to issue a law for children. Which must set up various regulations, which the law requires to record moving images from the arrest process storage process until the end of the case will discuss and form an order, such as storing videos in archives Including who will be able to pull it to use in the case After the meeting is over, it will be implemented immediately, ”said Mr. Wissanu.

As for the operating budget, Mr. Wissanu said that it had already been approved. while the law has not yet come into force Since the parliament has not been dissolved but at this time still not able to buy complete equipment Because a lot of procurement is required. The procurement budget is limited. But it depends on the manufacturer whether there is enough equipment or not. And the procurement must be in the form of an auction. in order not to cause a hoax

As for the status of the government that has been changed to an interim government, will it have different powers than before the dissolution of the National Assembly? Mr. Wissanu said If the council is not dissolved before it affects Because if the Royal Decree is issued, it will not pass The government must show responsibility But if not passed by the council, it means that the council does not trust But if it's not passed by the court, it means it's not legal. therefore have different implications

“The government has never had such a case before, such as the case of General Prem Tinsulanonda, who issued an royal decree and the National Assembly. not approved General Prem was responsible for dissolving the parliament. which is considered a responsibility Whether the parliament is dissolved or resigned, so when the government dissolves parliament there is no problem Responsibility is not written in the law. But it's political etiquette. But if someone goes to complain against the government can do But I still don't know what charges to face, ”said Mr. Wissanu.-Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency


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