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A National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) edict which effectively amends the Criminal Procedure Code has sparked criticism among lawyers. 

Order No.115/2557 announced on July 21 transfers the prerogative of provincial governors in filing or not filing criminal lawsuits to commissioners of provincial police.

Kanit na Nakorn, chairman of the Law Reform Commission of Thailand and a former attorney general, told Isra News on Wednesday the amendment disrupted the long-established checks and balances in the judicial process.

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