BANGKOK– The Kingdom of Thailand will be celebrating its annual Constitution Day on December 10, 2019. Subsequently, all government offices including schools will be closed on Tuesday.
Undeterred by numerous political upheavals and coups, the Thai Constitution continues to come in exertion to honor the date of the first codified constitution’s birth as it transitions from Absolute to Constitutional Monarchy in 1932.
Evidently, Thais sees numerous displays of representation for both present and past Kings, attends ceremonial processions and emboldens agile participation in the political process.
“The Constitution characterizes the democratic relationships between the state and its citizens. Therefore, it has a considerable impact on all Thais from all walks of life concerning rights and liberty. I, personally, value the significance of the Constitution since without it, the social contract between the government and the people would not be concretised, resulting in domestic instabilities and negative implications as a state. Hence, it can be asserted that the Constitution is one of the most crucial elements of a democratic country, legitimately and systematically maintaining the state-citizen relations”, contended by Mr. Jettawat Arm Pravat a major of Politics and International Relations student at Thammasat University.
Summing up, the pride in the monarchy will always be the key element to its festivities. Perennially, the Kingdom of Thailand has continuously maintained the intention to adhere to a democratic regime of government.
Photo: Aleenta Hua Hin – Pranburi
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