The opposition coalition claims that the 158th constitution will allow the prime minister to stay until August 65.

Date: 2021-09-30
The opposition party is led by Mr. Prasert Chantaruangthong, secretary-general of the Pheu Thai Party. Dr. Cholanan Sikaew, MP for Nan, Pheu Thai Party, Mr Chaithawat Tulathon, secretary-general of the Kao Klai Party Police Colonel Tawee Sodsong, secretary-general of the Prachachat Party, Mr. Thong Rattanawicha, the National Party's advisor, Nikom Boonwiset, the leader of the Phalang Puang Chon Thai Party, Songkram Kitlertphairot. President of the Pheu National Party Strategy Join the press conference on the results of the Joint Opposition Party with Mr. Sompong Amornwiwat, Pheu Thai Party leader as the leader of the opposition chair the meeting

Mr. Prasert Chantaruangthong said that today's meeting had discussions on two main issues, namely issues resulting from the past war of mistrust. with the opposition parties having a consensus To sign a letter to be submitted to the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and make an appointment to submit together on Monday, October 4, at 10.00, classified into 4 sets: 1 filed against the entire Cabinet 2 filed against Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha, Prime Minister 3 filed against Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Health and 4 filed against Mr. Chalermchai Sri-on, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives

As for the issues that will be filed against such as the matter of not participating in the Kowax project. Monopoly favors the AstraZeneca vaccine. Fraud in the purchase of Sinovac vaccines Fraud in the purchase of ATK test kits regarding ineffective vaccine management including corruption related to rubber, etc.

Mr. Prasert said that 2. In the case of the term of office of the Prime Minister which the meeting was of the opinion The provisions of Article 158 clearly state that the Prime Minister has a term of office not exceeding eight years, so in order not to create a monopoly of power for too long. And it is an issue in the future that may need to be submitted to the Constitutional Court for interpretation.

Dr. Cholanan said that the position of the Prime Minister Article 158 of the Constitution clearly states that the Prime Minister cannot hold office for more than eight years, regardless of whether or not he has been in office. The opposition rarely had to submit a decision to the Constitutional Court. because it is self-evident If the opposition interprets must start from August 24, 2014, and the transitional provisions section 264 of the constitution also states that the cabinet that was the previous cabinet under this constitution shall be the minister under this constitution. if there is no cause The court would probably not accept it. So we won't file at this time. Because submitting it would not be useful. We will consider this when there is a cause.

Pol Col Tawee said that the law was clearly written. Those who interpret otherwise break the supreme law. When it's time for the Prime Minister have to consider yourself Otherwise you will be a person of personal use. more than the common interest and the most important thing is to destroy the rule of law the rule of law of the country

While Mr Chaithawat said that he thinks that this issue must at least have to wait from the provisions that are attached to at least 3 sections, namely Section 158, clearly stated. The Constitution Drafting Committee has made a document clearly explaining its intent. in order not to create a monopoly of power in politics for too long which will cause a political crisis and if we still let Gen. Prayut inherits power for how long will be a political problem until the crisis.

Mr. Chaithawat said that Section 170, which this section clearly states that the Prime Minister's status is terminated after the expiration of the term (under section 158), and the transitional provisions section 264, has 2 important issues: 1. The cabinet that held office before this constitution promulgated also considered as a minister under this Constitution and and the reason for the dismissal of the Minister But none of these clauses is exempt from Article 170. The opposition does not need to go to the Constitutional Court at this time. And the submission of the Constitutional Court to interpret it now unnecessarily would extend its powers to the Constitutional Court unnecessarily, hoping that the prime minister will respect the will of the constitution that he and the rivers have drawn up.

When asked if the Palang Pracharat Party (PPC) could not nominate General Prayut said that if counting the position starting from the 2014 Constitution, he could no longer hold office.

Pol Col Tawee said he could offer. If they are already cousins But people must wake up and know that you are a minister for a few days, 7 years, our country has been very traumatized. He runs the country but has inequality. Only borrowed money to use and has no future to pay debts. and there are many social problems Today, there must be an opportunity for leaders who are better chosen by the people.

When asked if he was worried if the government would seek to submit to the Constitutional Court to interpret the Prime Minister's term of office, Dr. Chonlanan said that it is the power of the Election Commission and the Cabinet that can be filed under the Constitution. We note that he Ching filed first. Which is a mechanism for laundering the Prime Minister or not? If the Election Commission submits it, it may be a pure intent because the Election Commission will know whether there will be problems in holding elections or not. may be interpreted as tanning believe that if there is a real filing It is likely that the court will accept the petition. Because there have been such incidents in the past, such as Mr. Paiboon Nititawan, a party-list MP for the People's Democratic Party, who ruled on the constitutional amendment of the National Assembly, etc.

When asked if the court interpreted the period General Prayut completes his term Will there be a political deadlock or not? Dr. Cholanan said that if the Constitutional Court ruling came out that the tenure General Prayut Since August 2015 and when the election and holding office It has a definite effect on the administration of the state affairs. Ask who will be responsible for the damage. Relevant agencies must be responsible, especially the Election Commission for failing to verify the qualifications for coming into office. The legal provisions are clearly written. and does not need to submit any submissions. We have a duty because we protect the constitution and the people

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