Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket registration for National Reform Council candidates opens

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

PHUKET: Registration opened today for people wanting to enter the race to serve as Phuket’s representatives on the yet-to-be created National Reform Council (NRC).

Wannabe candidates can register at the Phuket Election Commission (PEC) office, on Amphur Road in Phuket Town, from 8:30am to 4:30pm until September 2, PEC Director Kitipong Thiengkunakrit announced this afternoon.

The NRC will comprise 250 members, Mr Kitipong explained (story here).

“Up to five candidates will be selected from each province,” he said. “A special committee in each province will select their own five candidates, and present those names to the Election Commission head office in Bangkok.

“If the EC approves of the candidates, the names will be passed on to the National Council for Peace and Order [NCPO], which in turn will select just one candidate from each province to present to HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej for approval.”

The following are committee members for Phuket:
• Maitri Inthusut, Governor of Phuket
• Sakun Suanpan, Chief Judge of the Phuket Provincial Court
• Somkiet Sangkaosuttirak, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Phuket office of
the Election Commission (and also by requirement a Vice Governor of Phuket)
• Paiboon Upatising, President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO)
• Warunee Tararattanakul, President of the Phuket Community Welfare Fund

“Candidates must be 35 years old or older on the day that they register and must be Thai nationals by birth,” explained Mr Kitipong.

“Other than that, all they need to do to register is present their ID card, tabian baan [house registration document] and provide signed copies of these with their application.”

However, Mr Kitipong added that people who satisfy just one of the criteria below are banned from applying to become a candidate:
• Are a monk
• Declared bankruptcy
• Fired from government office for corruption or abuse of power
• Found guilty of being abnormally rich, committing a serious jailable offence, abusing a position of power, committing a drug-related offence or operating a gambling service
• Banned from contesting an election
• Banned from politics or ordered to step down from political office

“No candidates registered today, but I expect we will have more than the maximum five required by the EC in Bangkok,” Mr Kitipong told the Phuket Gazette.

— Chutharat Plerin

 

Want more from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Phuket. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand43 mins ago

Tourism officials eye August reopening under “Pattaya Move On” travel scheme

Thailand1 hour ago

Thailand News Today | Covid vaccine for foreigners, PM “not going anywhere”, Boss update | June 15

Best of2 hours ago

Top 8 Affordable Hotels to stay in Bangkok

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Thailand2 hours ago

Central Bankruptcy Court approves Thai Airways debt restructuring plan

Best of2 hours ago

Top 5 secret islands and beaches in Thailand

Best of2 hours ago

5 best national parks in Phuket

Thailand3 hours ago

Australian man arrested for alleged child sex abuse in Thai border town

Best of3 hours ago

10 best fruits and vegetables in Thailand

Thailand3 hours ago

3 dead in 3 truck crash in Surat Thani

Thailand3 hours ago

Bangkok Post and Fazwaz join together to galvanise property listings platform

Bangkok4 hours ago

CCSA has yet to begin talks on lifting alcohol ban at Bangkok restaurants

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Yala enters lockdown today

Thailand5 hours ago

Thai police say they’ve gathered “strong evidence” on transnational drug trade

Phuket5 hours ago

Indonesian fisherman rescued after 9 days adrift at sea

Thailand5 hours ago

More than 100 cats rescued from owner

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending