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NLA to determine impeachment process

The National Legislative Assembly's regulations will stipulate the process of impeachment for political office holders as part of its urgent agenda.

As per the draft NLA regulations, the NLA president must call a meeting within 20 days of receiving a request by the National Anti-Corruption Commission, which indicts and submits an investigation report.

The NACC and the indicted person might be told to testify or provide evidence to the NLA. After that, NLA members would vote whether to impeach the person within three days of hearing the case.

The impeachment would be based on the current organic law on the NACC.

This Thursday and Friday, 10 bills have been placed on the NLA agenda.

NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai has scheduled the NLA meeting later this week. On the agenda are 10 urgent bills proposed by the National Council for Peace and Order chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

The bills include laws on providing safety to the monarchy, the demand for debt payment, the amendment of civil laws, the customs, government officials' pension and quick government's service in issuing permission, which will reduce "red tape" in the government office processes.

Meanwhile, NLA vice president Peerasak Porjit, in charge of drafting parliamentary meeting regulations, said there would be 20 parliamentary committees plus some ad hoc committees to follow up on law enforcement and anti-corruption measures.

He said NLA members who miss one-third of NLA meetings in 90 days would face impeachment.


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