National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA)
8 Jan 2017
If legislation passes, suspects and prisoners accused of lèse majesté and corruption will no longer be eligible for political amnesty.
10 Nov 2016
The chairman of the junta-appointed Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has given a green light to raising the salary of government and parliament members, saying the plan will retain ‘good people’ in politics. On 9 November 2016, Meechai Ruchuphan, Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC), expressed approval for a proposal from the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) to increase the salary of the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, and members of parliament.
15 Sep 2016
The military-appointed National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) is proposing a bill that will create a media regulatory body to impose additional regulations for the media in Thailand. The bill on the “Protection of Media Rights and Freedom, Ethics and Professional Standards” is being vetted by the NRSA Subcommittee on Mass Media Communication, which presented the proposed law to journalist and media groups two weeks ago.
23 Aug 2016
In the aftermath of the 7 August referendum, junta supporters have strategically initiated efforts to ensure that Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the current junta head, will be Thailand’s next ‘outsider’ Prime Minister.
21 Dec 2015
After Thailand’s Miss Universe beauty pageant contestant was awarded best prize for national costume, a member of the junta-appointed National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) said perhaps we should make ‘tuk-tuk democracy’ known internationally. Kamnoon Sidhisamarn, a NRSA member, on Monday morning, 21 December 2015, posted a Facebook message to congratulate Aniporn Chalermburanawong, 21, Miss Universe Thailand, for winning the contest for best national costume with a tuk-tuk dress.
13 Nov 2015
Buddhist organisations in Thailand have stepped up efforts to push the Thai authorities to make Buddhism the state religion while a recent controversial poll shows that most people are in favour of the plan. According to Daily News Online, on Thursday, 12 November 2015, Venerable Prasan Chantasaro, general secretary of the Buddhism Protection Centre of Thailand, submitted a statement to Tinnapan Nakata, the of the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA).