15 April 2017

News Story: Thai army chief insists on executive power to keep security

Thai army Soldiers (File Photo)
Bangkok (VNA) – The army chief of Thailand has said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha needs to retain the power to issue executive orders regardless of legislative and judicial agencies for the sake of security and peace in the country.

The power was enshrined in Section 44 of the 2014 interim Constitution and is now incorporated into Section 265 of the 2017 charter.

General Chalermchai Sittisat, Commander-in-chief of the Thai army, said the security situation has been fairly stable although anti-government elements were staging movements “to stir up trouble”.

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