File photo: Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.
File photo: Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.

The Cabinet, not committees, will choose reforms: Deputy PM

Breaking News September 14, 2017 13:56

By The Nation

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While citizens will be consulted during various government-driven reform processes, it is the Cabinet that will make final choices in the reforms to be implemented, said Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Thursday.

Last month, the government set up 11 reform committees as stipulated in the national reform bill. The committees are charged with making recommendations for reforms to be included in the 20-year national strategy. A draft of the national strategy is expected to soon emerge from the national strategy committee.

That process is running in parallel to other government guided reform efforts, including a reform committee chaired by the premier under the super committee, which oversees national administration, reforms, strategy and reconciliation building.

Though multiple bodies are developing lists of reform proposals, Wissanu said that their work would not be redundant, because the Cabinet will eventually work through the recommendations and make final decisions about which reforms to implement and how that would be done.

The Cabinet would also finalize police reforms. Still being debated is how authority should be distributed among police bureaus, he added.

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