BANGKOK, July 30 (Bernama) — The Parliament of Thailand organised a seminar here Monday to prepare the Thai legal system for the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) single community by 2015, reports Thai News Agency (TNA).
Thai Parliament President Somsak Kiatsuranont, who is the seminar’s chairman said that the seminar will be a platform for the agencies concerned to discuss possible legal problems and impacts from the formation of the Asean Community (AC) over the next three years.
“The seminar will also discuss on how AC members can jointly seek ways to address the implications and to bring about national benefits,” Kiatsuranot said.
Kiatsuranont, who is also the House Speaker said, Thailand will likely be both positively and negatively affected by the AC in socio-economic, cultural, legal and political areas.
“Thus, all the Thai sectors need to prepare for the approaching regional integration, particularly the domestic legal system, covering promulgating, reviewing and revising relevant legislation to cope with the changing situation,” said Kiatsuranont.
Some of the seminar’s participants are Srirat Ratthapana, Director General of the Ministry of Commerce‘s Department of Trade Negotiations, Busadee Santipitak, Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of Asean Affairs and Police Lieutenant General Chatchawan Suksomjit, Assistance National Police Chief, who is tasked with legal affairs.