National Legislative Assembly (NLA) president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai stated that he was confident that the new constitution will be able to effectively prevent and combat corruption.
His comment came as the Royal Gazette yesterday released the royal command announcing the holding of the royal ceremony to officially bestow the new 2017 constitution to the nation on April 6.
Mr Pornpetch said that 10 organic legislations which will be announced soon directly addresses all forms of corruption even at the policy level.
Personally, he said he approved the provision allowing legislators to consider defendants other earlier cases in the event of failure to appear before a hearing.
This will ensure that all cases related to particular individuals will be investigated at one time without unnecessary red-tape or official delays as well as force defendants to be present at hearings.
In any event this is dependent on the defendants appearance at national courts to hear charges against them which must be made at least once to ensure transparency and fairness for all.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)