Translation:Announcement of the Revolutionary Council No. 2 dated 20 October 2520 BE

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Announcement of the Revolutionary Council No. 2 dated 20 October 2520 BE  (1977) 
by Revolutionary Council of Thailand (1977), translated from Thai by Wikisource

Announcement of the Revolutionary Council
No. 2

As it has been announced by the Revolutionary Council that the Revolutionary Council, composed of army officers, navy officers, air force officers, police officers, and civilians, has already seized the administrative power of the Council, the Revolutionary Council, for the smoothness of the administration of the Country, orders [as follows]:

1.The Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, 2519 Buddhist Era, shall terminate.

2.The National Administrative Reform Assembly and the Council of Ministers shall terminate together with the Constitution.

3.The Privy Councillors shall remain in their positions and continue to perform their duties.

4.All the courts shall remain empowered to try and adjudicate upon cases in accordance with the provisions of law and announcements of the Revolutionary Council.

5.The orders of the National Administrative Reform Council promulgating the martial law throughout the Kingdom, which were announced to be in force from the 6th day of October 2519 Buddhist Era, and the orders concerning the prosecution-related proceedings, shall continue to be in force.

6.There shall be a Headquarters of the Revolutionary Council, with Admiral Sangad Chaloryu, Leader of the Revolutionary Council, as the supreme commander of the military public servants and civil public servants and as the person in charge of the situations throughout the Kingdom, until establishment of a commission to further discharge the duty of handling the public services of the State.

7.The permanent secretaries of all ministries and subministries shall be the commanders of and be responsible for the work of [their] ministries and subministries, and the powers and duties which the law provides to be the powers of the ministers shall become the powers of the permanent secretaries of the ministries and subministries, and [they] shall, [in] the performance of public services, be directly subject to the Leader of the Revolutionary Council or the person authorised by the Revolutionary Council. [As regards] any public services which are not routine public services as usual or which give rise to problems, or deal with the policy, or concern another ministry, the permanent secretary of the [relevant] ministry or[1] subministry shall apply to the Leader of the Revolutionary Council for his ruling through the Director of Military Affairs, for [the matters concerning] military public services, or[1] the Director of Civil Affairs, for [the matters concerning] civil public servants.

In addition, the Revolutionary Council would like to announce that the Revolutionary Council recognises the importance of newspapers and thus it will not censor news and newspapers yet. All newspapers may be printed and distributed without having to undergo censorship of news or control by an advisory board to a printing officer as before, because the Revolutionary Council believes that all newspapers will provide cooperation to the revolution on this occasion by means of reporting all news and movements according to the truth and in a fair manner and presenting wholehearted opinions in such a way that would contribute to constructiveness for the Country and the people. Any actions done by newspapers in a manner that gives rise to wrongs, that presents falsehoods to people, or that is unfair, will be suppressed by the revolutionary power, which is necessary for the safety of the Nation, the peace and order, and the good morals of people. Especially, the newspapers which act as mouthpieces for foreigners, speak for [them], or boost doctrines that are dangerous to the Nation, Religions, and the Monarch, or attempt to spur and stir up disunity in the Nation directly or indirectly or by whatever means, shall suffer rigid suppression.

Announced on the 20th day of October 2520 Buddhist Era
Admiral Sangad Chaloryu
Leader of the Revolutionary Council


  1. 1.0 1.1 Originally, "and".


  • "Prakat Khong Khana Patiwat Chabap Thi Song" [Announcement of the Revolutionary No. 2]. (1977, 20 October). Ratchakitchanubeksa [Royal Thai Government Gazette], 94(984A Special), 10–12. (In Thai).

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