Translation:Act Amending the Penal Code (No. 15), 2496 BE

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Act Amending the Penal Code (No. 15), 2496 BE  (1953) 
by 7th House of Representatives of Thailand, translated from Thai by Wikisource

Seal of the Royal Command
Seal of the Royal Command

Amending the Penal Code (No. 15),
2496 BE

Bhumibol Adulyadej R
Given on the 6th day of January 2496 BE
Being the 8th year of the present reign

Phra Bat Somdet Phra Paramin Maha Bhumibol Adulyadej gives a great royal command by which He orders with His pleasure that it be announced as follows:

Whereas it is appropriate to amend the Penal Code;

Therefore, by and with the advice and consent of the House of Representatives, He orders with His gracious pleasure that the following Act be enacted:

Section1.This Act is called the "Act Amending the Penal Code (No. 15), 2496 BE".

Section2.This Act shall come into force from the day following the day of its publication in the Royal Gazette onwards.

Section3.The stipulations of section 252 of the Penal Code shall be repealed and replaced by the following stipulations:

"Section252.⁠Whoever acts negligently and thereby causes death to another person shall be punished with imprisonment of not over seven years and a fine of not over five thousand baht."

Field Marshal P Phibunsongkhram
Prime Minister


  • "Phra Ratcha Banyat Kaekhaiphoemtoem Kotmai Laksana Aya (Chabap Thi Sip-ha) Phoso Song Phan Si Roi Kaosip Hok" [Act Amending the Penal Code (No. 15), 2496 BE]. (1953, 17 February). Ratchakitchanubeksa [Royal Gazette], 70(14A), 266–267. (In Thai).

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