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Like it or not, the Constitutional Court's ruling yesterday gives society much-needed clarity. After a month of debates and rumours, the ruling clearly spells out that PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha's term started on April 6, 2017, which was the date the present charter was promulgated, and his previous leadership under the junta government did not apply under this constitution.
Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn is in hot water for his unbecoming remarks against anti-government protesters who plan to rally tomorrow, the day the Constitutional Court hands down a ruling on the fate of suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha after a petition by the opposition bloc.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Council on Sept 14 made the right decision to shelve a plan to increase garbage collection fees from 20 baht to 80 baht a month for each city household. Given rising inflation and the high cost of living faced by the public, it's just not the right time.
The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions last week cleared veteran politician Suthep Thaugsuban of corruption in relation to construction projects at police stations and police living quarters while he was deputy prime minister more than a decade ago.