Members file case against NEGC committee for violating constitution | Daily FT
Members of the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (NEGC) have filed a case in the District Court of Nuwara Eliya yesterday against the NEGC’s two Trustees, President and the entire Committee and Secretaries for violating the NEGC Constitution and spending money without their approval. The case has been filed because the Committee has violated Clause 2 (e) of the NEGC Constitution, which does not allow the Committee to spend more than Rs. 500,000 for any project without the permission of its members.
Daily Financial Times
Algeria PM: Amendments to constitution will shield country against tyranny
Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad said yesterday that the bill on constitutional amendments released by the Presidency is “consensual”, meets the demands of the popular movement and shields the state against “autocratic deviations” seen in the former regime.Djerad ‘s statement was issued when the draft constitution was submitted to the Legal Affairs Committee in the National Popular Council in preparation for a vote tomorrow.The Algerian Presidency on Monday released the final draft on amending the constitution, which the cabinet has approved.The bill “will immune Algeria against the au...
The Middle East Monitor
Senate should not vote for PM: Senator
Prominent senator Kamnoon Sidhisamarn said Section 272 of the 2017 constitution — which stipulates that the 250 senators handpicked by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) are required to vote along with MPs in the election of the prime minister — should be removed because it is undemocratic.Mr Kamnoon said that in his opinion the 2017 constitution has many good points, particularly Section 144 which prohibits politicians from taking part in the allocation of the national budget.However, there had been questions over the provisional clause, especially Section 269 on the NCPO’s selec...
The Bangkok Post
Road to charter amendments
Attempts are being made to end the constitution created by coupmaker-handpicked writers by first amending provisions governing how it can be changed. BKPgraphic | Kanokporn Laorvilai and Komsan JandamitPublished:15:45
The Bangkok Post
Nine-member Expert Committee to draft new constitution | Daily FT
Govt. takes first step in drafting new constitution for country to replace that of 1978Expert Committee led by Romesh De Silva P.C.Legal luminaries and academics as other membersA nine-member Expert Committee has been appointed to prepare the preliminary draft for a new constitution.Cabinet approval for the appointment of the committee was given on Wednesday after taking into consideration a proposal presented by Justice Minister Ali Sabry.President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged to replace the 1978 Constitution with a new one and the appointment of the Expert Committee is the first in an exha...
Daily Financial Times
Outcry over Sri Lanka plan to amend constitution
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Friday woke up to official publication of a draft constitutional amendment that will give President Gotabaya Rajapaksa the power to dissolve parliament and also offer him full immunity against prosecution.The move comes two days after the government appointed a committee to draft the 20th amendment and give the country’s president unprecedented political power.The amendment will roll back 2015 legislation limiting presidential power and reinforcing the role of parliament.Rajapaksa said he would overturn the legislation during a speech inaugurating the country’s new parlia...
UN inches towards a new constitution for war-torn Syria
It’s a small step forward but significant enough to deserve attention in these dismal times for Syria.Geir Pedersen, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, said a small group of negotiators including the Syrian government and most of its opponents have found enough common ground to continue discussions for a new Constitution.There is a long way to go but a Constitution would provide the political foundations to finally open real prospects for peace.This small breakthrough happened in Geneva at talks that almost did not happen and then ran into suspension because Covid-19 infected four key del...
The Moderate Voice
Algeria sets date for referendum on new constitution
Algeriawill hold a promised referendum on a revised constitution on November 1, the office of PresidentAbdelmadjid Tebbouneannounced on Monday evening.After "consultations with the parties concerned, it was decided to set the date of 1 November 2020 for the holding of the referendum on the draft revision of the Constitution", the presidency said.That date also marks the anniversary of the start of Algeria's 1954-1962 war for independence from France.Tebboune came to power in a presidential election last December after an unprecedented months-long protest movement that had forced longtime presi...
Algeria to hold promised constitution referendum on November 1
Algeria will hold a promised referendum on a revised constitution on November 1, the office of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced on Monday evening. The new constitution is expected to boost democracy and give parliament a greater role, the presidency said on Monday, after months-long protests demanding reforms.After "consultations with the parties concerned, it was decided to set the date of 1 November 2020 for the holding of the referendum on the draft revision of the Constitution", the presidency said. The date also marks the anniversary of the start of Algeria's 1954-1962 war for ind...
Sri Lankan president vows to alter constitution as new parliament takes office
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is going to roll back the 19th amendment to the constitution, which curtails presidential powers, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said while addressing legislators during the inaugural session of the parliament on Thursday. His address follows a landslide electoral victory of the Rajapaksa family-led Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party (SLPP).The SLPP, led by incumbent Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the president’s brother, won over 59 percent of the Aug. 5 vote, or 145 seats in the 225-member parliament. The win consolidated the Rajapaksa family’s control on the country’s pol...