Royal Gazette announces new 2017 Constitution to be officially in force April 6

The Royal Gazette yesterday released a royal command announcing that the new 2017 Constitution has been endorsed and will become effective from April 6 onwards.

Announcement of this constitution which emphasised tackling of corruption was revealed by deputy prime minister in charge of legal affairs Dr Wisanu Kruengam yesterday.

He declined comment but said the prime minister will give a press conference on the new constitution today.

The announcement published in the Royal Gazette stated that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has received the consent of His Majesty the King to receive the 2107 Constitution in an official Royal ceremony scheduled for April 6 at the Ananta Samakom Throne Hall in the Dusit Royal Palace.

His Majesty the King is scheduled to arrive at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall at 3.00 pm in the afternoon to officially handing down and blessing the 2107 Constitution.

Members of the royal families, Privy Councillors, cabinet ministers, NLA members, Constitution Drafting Committee members, Supreme Court president, presidents and chairmen of all independent organisations, military commanders-in-chief, and head of all state agencies are invited to attend the royal ceremony.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)