Future govts 'won't face curbs'

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, seen here at an April 5 meeting discussing the constitution, has assured the National Legislative Assembly the government's 20-year plan can be amended later by an elected government. (File photo by Thanarak Khunton)

The government has given assurances that a bill supporting its 20-year national development blueprint will not restrict future elected governments from making changes to the plan as they see fit.

Critics and political parties are concerned that the military government's 20-year national development plan which will be implemented under the bill will place a straitjacket on future elected governments.

They also said it was unfair that the coup-installed government is making plans to direct future governments for the next 20 years.

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