Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bueng Kan commission

After the law on the creation of Bueng Kan province passed its first reading in November last year, the parliament set up a commission to clear up the final problems with the draft law. The creation of this commission was today published in the Royal Gazette, titled "ประกาศสภาผู้แทนราษฎร เรื่อง ตั้งกรรมาธิการวิสามัญพิจารณาร่างพระราชบัญญัติตั้งจังหวัดบึงกาฬ พ.ศ. ...", which lists the list of the 36 members of the commission.

I haven't yet heard anything on the recommendations of this commission - only the proceedings of commission on the constitutional amendments has been mentioned in the English newspapers - nor do I yet know the dates when the second and third readings of this law are scheduled. But I am rather sure this law will be considered in the same timeframe as the amendments, so both can be effective before the long-promised new elections will be held. Especially if the amendments get approved, the Election Commission has to redraw the constituencies anyway, so it makes not any difference if they do it with a new province or without.

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