Thailand week in review: Serious investigation on tragic death of seven-year-old student continues, Prayut’s legal team submits 30-page document clarifying his eight-year term limit, and more

Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, August 29th to the 4th, with some commentary. They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.

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1. Acting Thai PM qualified for full ministerial authority in making decisions under cabinet’s new order

The cabinet committee approved correcting the 2020 edict and allowing Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan to hold power and authority like-wise as the Acting Prime Minister on management, budget approval, and even cabinet reshuffles without having to wait for the Prime Minister’s consideration. This will be in effect until the verdict of Prayut’s eight-term controversy by the Constitutional Court was out, possibly as early as Thursday.

2. Private Education Commission Office sets up an investigation committee to investigate personnel involved in tragic death of seven-year-old student found in Chonburi school bus

The expanding investigation of the seven-year-old girl found deceased in a school bus continued under a special committee by the Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC). School personnel, teachers, and staff were interrogated to find more leads to the incident. It was expected the case would be finalized this week. Meanwhile, the school reportedly admitted to the negligence and was willing to offer compensation and remedy to the child’s parents as much as possible.

3. General Prayut’s legal team submits 30-page document regarding his eight-year term limit to Constitutional Court on Thursday

The 30-page clarification documents were submitted following the Court’s request to present Prayut’s statement within 15 days after the Court ordered his ministry’s suspension on August 24th. The statement includes clarifications of all allegations filed by the accusatory groups, which were MPs of the opposition parties. The Court would accept the statement as a part of their conclusion to the eight-year term limit of General Prayut.

And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.