In Thailand, new prime minister discusses goals for constitutional change
12 September 2023
Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin (photo credit: Athit Perawongmetha via Reuters)
Thailand's new prime minister, Srettha Thavisin, has outlined his government's policy priorities. In his first parliamentary speech, Srettha expressed his determination to amend the country's Constitution implemented under the military-backed government. "The government will engage in discussions to emphasize the importance of involving citizens from all regions in designing a modern and mutually acceptable democratic constitution," he said. Srettha stressed the importance of holding a referendum on constitutional revision. But he didn't give a specific time frame. [...] Srettha also said his administration will drop mandatory military conscription and cut the number of high-ranking armed forces personnel. [...] He said the government plans some stimulus policies, including a handout of 10,000 baht, or about 280 dollars, through digital wallets.
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