PM Prayut assures public general election plan is still on

The Prime Minister has assured the public that the general election plan is still on track while denying claims that he has intervened in the work of the National Legislative Assembly.

Chairman of the Constitutional Drafting Commission Meechai Ruchuphan said on Tuesday that the need to delay the effective date of the law on the election of the Members of Parliament after it is promulgated by 90 days, must be explained by members of the NLA.

Mr. Meechai said that he personally wants to hear the reasons and the rationale for the decision while noting that the CDC’s objection, which will lead to the setting up of a joint coordination committee, will be reached after the draft law is endorsed by the main assembly of the legislature.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that, while many claimed the NLA’s special committee in charge of the draft MP election law was the result of an order from the government and the National Council for Peace and Order, he strongly denies any such suggestion.

Gen. Prayut also insisted that he has never interfered with the NLA and the CDC as he affirmed the general election will surely take place although the exact timing will be up to all related agencies.