Kata Rocks
Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Media bans lifted, military court cases transferred

Media bans lifted, military court cases transferred

THAILAND: Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has put his special powers to use one last time by lifting media bans and transferring all cases involving offences against his orders to civilian courts, ending the military rule which has been a subject of much criticism at home and abroad for the past five years.

politicsmilitary
By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 09:02AM


A screenshot from TV footage shows Gen Prayut, together with commanders of the armed forces and the police chief, addressing the people on May 22, 2014 after seizing the ruling power. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

A screenshot from TV footage shows Gen Prayut, together with commanders of the armed forces and the police chief, addressing the people on May 22, 2014 after seizing the ruling power. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

The court case and jurisdiction transfers are part of a sweeping order, expected to be his last, to repeal 66 of some 460 orders and announcements he has issued since the 2014 military coup.

With the cabinet list headed by him expected to be royally approved any minute now, the strongman who has held the country by his firm grip after the 2014 military coup for half a decade will continue to rule it for another four years, minus the special powers that grant him immunity for his actions in the past, present and future.

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will be constitutionally dissolved when the new cabinet is sworn in.

On Tuesday evening (July 9), The Royal Gazette published the No.9/2562 order of the NCPO chief.

“The NCPO issued announcements and orders to facilitate administration and national reform and to promote unity and reconciliation among people. Now that the implementation of some of them have been completed, they no longer serve a purpose,” reads the order.

For one thing, the order repeals announcements and orders by the NCPO and its chief putting some types of offences under the military court’s jurisdiction.

“All offences under the NCPO orders, whether committed before or after this order takes effect, will be in the jurisdiction of the courts of justice. The cases being tried by the military court will also be transferred to the courts of justice,” it reads.

Other orders repealed are those involving measures to solve illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing problems, appointments of some boards, and additional positions to accommodate NCPO officials.

It also sets up a new office called the Prime Minister’s Policy Management Office under the Secretariat of the Prime Minister to support his missions.

However, opposition members and critics have pointed out some of these orders have been enshrined in the new Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) law.

For instance, they say the restructured ISOC can summon and detain people for questioning without a warrant for several days if there is ground for suspicion, just like the NCPO did under Section 44 orders.

The media bans of some sorts have also been integrated into the amended computer crime law passed by the now-defunct National Legislative Assembly appointed by the NCPO, they say.

 

 

Read original story here.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Retiring Navy chief praises Phuket division for fight against ‘influential people’

It is a small step forward that high ranking Thai Officials admit that there are influential people....(Read More)


Cocaine, reckless driving charges for Red Bull scion

Doesn't matter what they say unless a deal is cut with papa- he'll never see the inside of a...(Read More)


Cocaine, reckless driving charges for Red Bull scion

......because his blood alcohol level was so high, he would have been unable to drive.... I like tha...(Read More)


Prayut tries to quell grave public concern over ‘Boss’ case

If someone is deliberately run off the road on their motorbike why would an autopsy reveal gunshot w...(Read More)


Retiring Navy chief praises Phuket division for fight against ‘influential people’

Shwe, I was told that jet sky happening in the water is in the portfolio of the Phuket Marine Office...(Read More)


Retiring Navy chief praises Phuket division for fight against ‘influential people’

Would be interesting what this now retired admiral did fight 'influentials' during his servi...(Read More)


Three injured as Rawai beachfront footpath collapses

Another sign of low maintenance and negligence from local authorities. This area, which could be con...(Read More)


Ferry capsizes off Koh Samui, 7 missing

@Kurt/ Capricornball At the time of my comment it was already confirmed on here and on other new...(Read More)


Investigation into capsized ferry as 1 confirmed dead, 4 still missing

The ferry shown in the photo has hardly any reserve buoyancy. Tons of over coming water on deck made...(Read More)


Investigation into capsized ferry as 1 confirmed dead, 4 still missing

Seeing the little free board of that ferry, the vessel is absolutely not seaworthy when waves are 2-...(Read More)