NLA poised to pass 100 laws before the next election

The NLA, the ‘upper house’ where Thai laws are debated and passed, is set to pass no fewer than 100 laws before leaving office when the new government is elected. The statement was made by the president of the National Legislative Assembly, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai.

The head of the NLA has announced that the legislators will pass about 100 bills currently pending second and third readings, before Thai voters go to the polls on March 24.

Although the incumbent assembly is authorised to stay in office and carry out its regular duties until the new parliamentary session under an elected government begins, Pornpetch said the legislature will in fact end its meetings one week prior to the new sitting as a sign of respect to the new legislative body.

In the event of important acts needing to be approved, he said NLA members may continue the deliberation of these laws even after the election whereas other duties will be carried out on a case-by-case basis.

SOURCE: National News Bureau of Thailand

President of the National Legislative Assembly, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai

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