Coup-regime order in South to be abolished

Legislation that would reinstate people involvement in provincial decision-making is passed by the House.

Coup-regime order in South to be abolished
( Photo: Chanat Katanyu )

A bill passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday that would end a coup-makers ‘ purchase that was seen as restricting public involvement in administering the restive southern frontier regions.

NCPO Order No. 14/2016 was issued in April 2016 by the now-defunct National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO ) et up after the 2014 coup led by Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. Essentially, it resulted in the Southern Border Administration Act being largely irrelevant.

The advisory committee on Southern Border Administration and Development, which consists of individuals representing inhabitants of the far South, where religious unrest has persisted for more than 20 years, was impacted by the purchase.

Additionally, the order gave the civilian-run Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre ( SBPAC ), an organization that the Internal Security Operation Command had the power to veto.

The bill, which was introduced to reviving the expert government, received its first studying in the House at the beginning of this year. The bill’s investigation was led by Pheu Thai MP Chaturon Chaisang, who is currently the chair of a House council.

The commission made some changes, including requiring that a member of the advisory committee join the group within 120 days of the bill’s enactment.

After considerable discussion, the House voted 406: 0 on Wednesday to pass the bill, which will be submitted to the Senate for evaluation.

Mr. Chaturon stated in his address to the House that the expert committee was a crucial tool in the resolution of the conflict because it encourages more people’s involvement in the effort to bring about peace in the area.