Council of State rejects proposed amendments to Print Registration Act as unconstitutional

On 1 Nov, Deputy Spokesperson of the PM’s Office Chalitrat Chantarubeksa told reporters that the Office of the Council of State had rejected amendments to the 2007 Print Registration Act as proposed by the Ministry of Culture and approved by the Cabinet on 18 Oct.

The agency, which is the government’s advisory body on legal matters, told the government that certain parts of the proposed amendments might go against Section 45 of the Constitution which guarantees the people’s rights to freedom of expression.

The Cabinet then asked the Ministry of Culture to reconsider the amendments, he said.

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