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Alongkorn believes Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) plays an important role in reforming sustainable tourism

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At Okura Prestige Hotel, Mr.Alongkorn Ponlaboot, First Vice Chairperson of the NRSA gave a lecture at the annual meeting of Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) on the topic “ Tourism Development in Thailand will be sustainable or not?”. He said that DASTA is a key success factor to promote and develop sustainable tourism operation. Tourism is a main mechanism to drive new model economic of Thailand.

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NRSA to consider a recommendations for police reform

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Parliament: Mr. Kamnoon Sitthisaman, Spokesperson of the NRSA Ad hoc Committee on National Reform Steering Assembly Affairs (NRSA Whip) stated that today NRSA meeting is to consider a report of the Committee on Law and Justice Reform relating to police budget with recommendations including 1. Review on police strategy, working system and reorganization of all police forces, 2. Analysis of an appropriate police strength, 3. Lay down regulations to analyze the application of tools and budget suitable for each police agencies, and 4. Allocation of budget to provide accordingly complete allowances in dealing with criminal cases as well as proper salaries for police hard and risky work.

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Mr. Alongkorn Ponlaboot, NRSA First Vice Chaiperson endorsed and proposed Election Commission as political party registra to have a responsible and support primary vote system.

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Alongkorn said that primary vote system is one of methods to reform political party. Primary vote will change Thai politic from representative democracy to participatory democracy. The main principle of primary vote system is real participation of party members in selecting politic candidates for the election. He added that political party should use primary vote system to choosing the capable and ethical party leader.

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“Tinnaphan” informed the members the resignation of 15 NRSA’s members, remaining 177th members NRSA’s members prepared to resign prior to the and 3 expiration date of 90 day, tomorrow

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On 3rd July 2017, Capt. Tinnaphan Nakata the Chairperson of the National Reform Steering Assembly Chaired the NRAS’s meeting and informed the members the resignation of 15 NRSA’s members, 177 from 200 NRSA’s members remains. The constitution B.E. 2017 regulated the NRSA’s members to be elected to resign within 90 days after the constitution came into force, which is due 90 days on this July 4th.

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Alongkorn assured 2 years progress on reform

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On 29th June 2017, Centara Government Complex Hotel, Chaeng Watthana Road, Mr. Alongkorn Ponlaboot, First Vice–Chairperson of National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) as the chairman of the seminar on potential development of the Reform Leader. He gave a lecturing on the topic of “The overview of the NRSA”
He mentioned that during 2 years reform, Thailand has developed in a better way. The statistic of international trade has been expanded.
The main purpose of this seminar was to create awareness and understanding of participants in the country reform.

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NRSA approved report of parliamentary affairs reform while some members suggest to reduce KPI courses and cut some committees’ study visit.

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The National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) considered report about reform on parliamentary affairs from the NRSA’s Committee on Political Reform , the significant matters as follows :
The Proposal for cutting the budget of overseas study visit for members of the house of representatives and the senator ; not giving tablet computer for members of parliament ; setting up morals and ethics clearly for members of parliament and higher degree of punishment; including the speaker of the house of representatives is not necessary from majority party ; and proposing to amend King Prajakdhipok’s Institute (KPI) Act B.E. 2541 (1998) by form this institute supporting academic for parliament and set courses for members of parliament and delegates from political party only; and should cancel any courses which lead to make any connection with politicians, persons holding a power position and independent organs that made a gap among people because of some person try to lobby for attending those courses.
Some members debate against cutting budget of overseas study visit because it is still necessary, they sugguest that should not cut as a whole ,but should considerably approve each case. While some members suggest not to remove courses of KPI due to this courses promoting democracy. However, mr. Kasit claim that members should go abroad to gain knowledge and truly study visit , especially not take courses for further individual connection. Anyhow, Mr. Seri will bring only good matters of the report for further improving .Finally, the NRSA ’s meeting approved the report by 88 : 12 votes with 48 abstention and then submit to Cabinet for further consideration.

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Alongkorn reiterates that Thailand 4.0 is a new goal – democracy can grow up if people can earn their living.

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Office of the Constitutional Court: Mr. Alongkorn Polaboot, First Vice-Chairperson of the National Reform Steering Assembly gave Class 5 Students of the Rule of Law for Democracy Course a lecture entitled “Constitution and the Development of Democracy under the National Strategies and National Reforms” saying that Thailand 4.0 focused on the development of human capital and foundation economy. Democracy was unable to flourish unless people had enough to eat so the new constitution and national strategies would lead Thailand to the new ceiling. The development of democracy was an essential factor of national reforms causing the 2017 Constitution, based on social contexts for drafting constitution, was provided principles and regulations in accordance with the political reform plans of the National Reform Steering Assembly. It was the first time that the national reforms was provided to achieve successful implementation and enhance sustainable development according to the goal of Thailand 4.0 : Stability, Prosperity and Sustainability.

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NRSA Committee on Education Reform has organized a seminar on “Manpower Development in Science and Technology for Sustainable Nation”

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Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister presided over the seminar on “Manpower Development in Science and Technology for Sustainable Nation” at Miracle Grand Convention Hotel on 29 June 2017, organized by NRSA Committee on Education Reform which is chaired by Mr. Wiwat Salyakamthorn. This seminar was organized with the intension of building the mutual understanding and promoting awareness on the importance of manpower development in science and technology. The Deputy Prime Minister said that manpower development, particularly in science and technology is the key to achieve Thailand 4.0 and to prepare for the higher competition in ASEAN and the world.
The panelists of the seminar consist of ;
– Mr. Pailin Chuchottaworn, President of Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC) and Chairman of the board of governors, Kamnoetvidya Science Academy (KVIS)
– Mr. Chen Namchaisiri, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)
– Associate Professor Dr. Komsan Maleesee, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and President of the Council of Engineering Deans of Thailand
– Director of Competitiveness Development Office (CDO), Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), along with representatives from the Office of the Higher Education Commission and private company.
Mr. Prayoon Shiowattana, member of NRSA Committee on Education Reform and the Chairman of the working group has concluded in the closing that the development of manpower in science and technology is crucial for sustainable development of the country and we need the cooperation among state agencies, private sector to push forward the idea and make it concrete. Another key success factor is to encourage youths to study more in science and mathematics in order to get ready for Thailand 4.0

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NRAS’ s Reform Voice Committee were on a study trip (on the project)

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“The way of life….people living with the forest… The royal-initiated Community Water Management at Hoayplalod Project” Tak Province.

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NLA passed organic Bill on Political Parties, affirm initial capital for 1 million baht and use Primary Vote System for General Election

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15 June 2017, Parliament: The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed two organic Bill on Political Parties. On funding, the party will have initial capital of at least 1 million baht with co-founders paying between 1,000 baht and no more than 50,000 baht. The organic Bill will be sent back to CDC and EC to consider whether it is in concordance with the constitution. Both organizations must make a consideration within 10 days before sending it back to NLA.

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