62 NCPO orders to become law

62 NCPO Head Orders will soon be made into permanent legislation, Maj Gen Athisit Chainuwat, Assistant Spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office, revealed early last month.

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-Ngam

Maj Gen Athisit said that Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-Ngam informed the cabinet of the NCPO's decision to revoke some NCPO Head Orders. However, 62 of these Orders will be made into law, and the relevant ministries will be responsible for the legislation. 

The Orders that are to become law included those invoked to fix IUU fishing and aviation safety issues.

According to iLaw, the NCPO has issued at least 206 orders under Section 44 over the past five years. Section 44 of the 2014 Interim Constitution was carried over into the 2017 Constitution, giving Gen Prayut absolute power to issue Orders. It will stay in effect until a new government can be formed and a new cabinet appointed.

On 5 June, the new Parliament elected Gen Prayut as Prime Minister, but it is unclear when a new cabinet will be appointed.