Minister Ching responds to 8 general threads of Senators, claiming they are busy with missions.

Parliament, Minister Qing responded to 8 general threads of the Senate, claiming that he was busy with his duties, while the Senate resolved to accept the draft Act on the measures of the administration to prevent and suppress corruption. Amending the power of the National Anti-Corruption Commission. The Senate meeting was chaired by Mr. Supachai Somcharoen, Vice President of the Senate on the 2nd day. Considered the draft Act on Measures of the Executive to Prevent and Suppress Corruption (No. ..) B.E.... which the House of Representatives voted to approve. In essence, the amendments to the Executive Measures Act for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption B.E. 2008 amend the duties and powers of the Anti-Corruption Commission in the Public Sector (NACC) and add more. Guidelines for performing duties related to corruption in duties that must be performed on behalf of the Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and specifying that the Secretary-General of the NACC cannot be assigned to be a member of the com mittee. NACC directors allow others to perform their duties. This draft law also amends measures to prevent corruption in the public sector. For the case where the accused acted in good faith. and it is for the benefit of the government and in cases where government agencies or government officials have practices or operations that cause distress to the public and damage to the government service. For consideration of the Senate's Draft Measures for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption (No. ..) B.E..... this time. The Education Commission has been assigned to investigate corruption. misconduct and strengthen good governance and the Constitutional Independent Organization Affairs Commission Study the draft bill in advance. When members have discussed Most expressed their agreement, seeing that this draft law helps to make the operation of preventing corruption in the public sector more complete and faster, allowing the NACC to work more flexibly. However, there were still members who raised questions. Notice the clarity of the duties of the NACC and NACC in corruption cases. According to this draft law, once the Senate has considered it. The meeting resolved to accept it for consideration with 197 votes, none disagreeing. and abstained by 3 votes before setting up a special committee to consider the draft law, totaling 26 people, giving time to make amendments within 7 days. As for the consideration of the live QandA agenda, Mr. Khamnoon Sitthisaman, Senate member ?Posted a question to Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Regarding the preparation of a reservation not to accept the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice What is the reason and significance? Police Colonel Thawee Sodsong, Minister of Justice Responding to the question instead, he clarified that the proposal to enter into the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance or the Survival and Disappearance Convention It was adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2006 a nd came into force in 2010. Thailand submitted to the Cabinet to request signature of the convention on October 4, 2011, with the signature of initial approval of the convention. But it is not yet legally binding. Later, the Thai government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed the convention on January 9, 2012. Since then, every sector has always played a part in pushing for becoming a party. and Cabinet A resolution was approved to become a party on 24 May 2016. The matter was then brought to the meeting of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), where the National Legislative Assembly resolved on 10 March 2017 to approve of becoming a party to the convention. Carried away But it must be done after the law has been announced, and at that time the National Legislative Assembly has approved being a party to reservation number 42, which brings disputes between states to be considered by the International Court of Justice. After that, there was a push until the Torture and Abduction Act was created an d it was approved. and announced in the Royal Gazette on 25 October 2022 and will come into full force on 22 February 2023. As for this Act has raised the level of the Thai judiciary This is because in the offenses under the Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act 2022, there is one important section, namely Section 34, which states that the Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases is the court with jurisdiction over the case. according to this act And that's extremely important. That is, it has been specified that this includes cases in which the offender under this Act is a person under the jurisdiction of the Military Court at the time of the offense. Currently found that This law is a law that makes every person who commits an offense under the Abduction Act have to be brought before the Corruption Court. For example, if a soldier commits a general corruption offense, he or she has to go to the Military Court. But this is the first time that this Act Raise the level of corru ption courts or the Thai judiciary. which is in accordance with the spirit of the Act on Establishment of the Corruption and Misconduct Court 2016 that occurred due to corruption and misconduct cases It shall include this case of abduction as well. which has an impact on social stability and security and is an obstacle to sustainable national development. And in order to reduce such violence, this Act has been issued. which in the past It has always been reserved. As for the opinion of the decree which proposes that from now on the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice should be reserved in all matters, this was the opinion of the decree submitted to the meeting. It didn't start from the Ministry of Justice. And it didn't start with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But the Cabinet has considered it for good reason. which has standards and adheres to that the Thai judiciary has accepted The Minister of Justice explained that after Thailand received the jurisdiction of the International Court. Bef ore that, in the legal battle Thailand withdrew from the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice when Cambodia filed a lawsuit against the Preah Vihear Temple in 1962, but when it came to the trial in 2013, it appeared that it had withdrawn the jurisdiction of the Court. But the court is still ruling. From that event Therefore, it is a type of convention that Thailand has always brought and refused to accept. which consists of 3 conventions by the Secretary-General It was proposed at the meeting that if there is such a convention, we would like to reserve the authority of the International Court of Justice. In the case of Khao Phra Wihan which has set up two working groups but has not received the information and will request further action and then send the matter through the President of the Senate. For consideration of today's general questions. All 8 topics on the agenda were postponed. Because the minister was on a mission and was unable to answer. Source: Thai News Agency

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