Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Justice Ministry to act on recommendations from an independent committee probing controversial efforts to reduce jail terms for those convicted in corruption cases.
Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said the committee, which was formed on Dec 16 last year at behest of the premier, has presented its findings and recommendations to the PM.
“The prime minister ordered the Justice Ministry to act on the recommendations to make sure the granting of royal pardons on future important occasions will proceed without public concern,” he said.
Moreover, Gen Prayut also instructed the Justice Ministry to ensure that convicts who are entitled to royal pardons feel sincere regret over their wrongdoing and show an eagerness to reform themselves and reintegrate into society.
The Justice Ministry was also ordered to review the procedure to categorise prisoners and allow prosecutors and judges to take part in the assessment of inmates’ behaviour, Mr Thanakorn said.
The Justice Ministry and the Department of Corrections must present guidelines to the premier to improve the criteria for granting pardons as soon as possible, he said.
- Frontload capex, FM Nirmala Sitharaman tells ministries
- Attentive Participation, Focus on Quality Debates, PM Tells Council Ahead of Monsoon Session
- Dutch PM Tells Migrants To ‘Act Normal Or Leave’
- PM to ministers: Covid threat far from over, no place for complacency
- Pardon Libby? Maybe, but Not Alone
- In Cabinet Reshuffle, Technocrats as Ministers Can Help PM Modi Deliver Better on Jobs
- Trump Wields Pardon Pen to Confront Justice System
- Spain's socialist PM says EU's £650billion Covid fund will help build a 'United States of Europe'
- Forget the Marc Rich Pardon. Worry About The Scandal
- Trump Tells Aides ‘Take the Land’ as Impatience Grows on Border Wall
- Early signs of third wave? What Covid situation in Maharashtra, Kerala tells us | India News - Times of India
- NHAI gets Health Ministry's nod to start with 60 oxygen plants
- PM Modi Says Aarogya Setu Can Facilitate Travel: Future of The App Beyond Covid-19 Contact Tracing
- Federal Government rejects racism claims as China tells citizens not to visit Australia
- Dominic Cummings interview LIVE: Boris Johnson ex-aide admits Barnard Castle trip ‘wrong in every way’ & unleashes on PM
- Boris Johnson announcement LIVE – PM confirms lockdown lift will happen despite warnings of 1,000 hospitalisations a day
- Boris Johnson news – PM BLASTED Autumn covid lockdown saying ‘only over 80s are dying’, Dominic Cummings claims
- There’s no need to appoint an acting PM
PM tells ministry to act on pardon advice have 389 words, post on www.bangkokpost.com at January 20, 2022. This is cached page on Auto News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.