Council of State to have final say on Nasa research
The Council of State will have a final say on the use of U-tapao air base for the Nasa weather research, Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit said on Friday.
"The legal experts should be consulted on the issue," he said.
Yongyuth said he was uncertain whether the Cabinet would debate the issue next Tuesday because the government was obliged to await for the Council of State to draw conclusion.
He said the government would not risk causing untold damage if it had erred on the issue.
Government leaders, including Science Minister Plopprasop Suraswadee and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, have insisted the issue was purely about a scientific research without any bearing on security affairs.