Election Day

PM Prayut’s cabinet announced

Almost four months after the March 24th general election, the much-awaited cabinet of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been formally announced after the publication of the Royal Command in the…

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Bhumjaithai MP stripped of MP status and banned from politics for 5 years

Bhumjaithai party-list MP Mrs. Natee Ratchakitprakarn was today handed a one-month prison sentence, suspended for one year, and fined 4,000 baht by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of…

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PM issues final executive order to revoke about 100 NCPO orders

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as head of the junta, officially known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), issued his last executive order today, under…

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Opposition to intensify campaign for constitutional amendments

The seven-party opposition coalition has stepped its campaign to solicit public support for its attempt to amend the Constitution and to educate the people about the Constitution. Speaking at a…

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Future Forward wants Charter Court to lift Thanathorn’s suspension order 

The Future Forward party has asked the Constitutional Court to rescind its order suspending its leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, from performing his duty as an MP and that the court proceedings…

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Chuan says MPs are adults and should know how to dress appropriately

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai says he supports members of parliament, both male and female, wearing Thai silk or other garments made of Thai fabrics, but they must be appropriate to…

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Opposition rebuked for implicating Palang Pracharat leader in Krung Thai loan scandal

The Opposition has been rebuked for threatening to censure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in the lower House if he goes ahead with the appointment of Palang Pracharat party leader Uttama…

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Sirawith “Ja New” speaks publicly for the first time since latest attack

Political activist Sirawith Seritiwat, or “Ja New”, posted on his Facebook page last night (Wednesday) to express gratitude to those who care about democracy and who are concerned about him….

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Wissanu likens new government to ship that can sink if not taken cared for

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has likened the new government, which is yet to be set up, to a large steel ship, carrying both people and cargo, which can go…

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Thanathorn says PM is the cause of Thailand’s political ills

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of being the cause of political problems in Thailand, not the politicians who are being blamed by the…

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Conflict in Palang Pracharat resolved as Sam Mitr group withdraws demands

The conflict over cabinet seat allocation in the Palang Pracharat party has been settled after the Sam Mitr faction agreed to withdraw their demand for the reinstatement of Mr. Suriya…

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EC Office claims it spent 463 million baht on election of senators

The Office of the Election Commission has clarified that it actually spent 463 million baht of the total 1.3 billion baht budget allocated for the election and selection of 250…

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PM says there is no problem in the Palang Pracharat party

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that there is no problem in the Palang Pracharat party which warrants his intervention. Asked by reporters whether he will step in to address…

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Sontirat ready to give up his energy portfolio to save Palang Pracharat party

Palang Pracharat secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong said today that he regretted the conflict in the party over cabinet seat allocation and he offered to surrender the energy portfolio to the Sam…

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PM apologizes for delay in government formation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has offered an apology to the Thai people, saying that he felt uncomfortable with the internal problems in the Palang Pracharat party over cabinet seat sharing….

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Over 90 percent of respondents very bored with political situation – Super Poll

Over 90% of the respondents to an opinion poll have admitted that they are very bored with the current political situation and 59.9% do not want Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha…

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PM confirms no more changes to cabinet lineup

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced today that there are no more changes to the cabinet line-up required and pleaded with all parties concerned with government formation to stop bickering and…

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Resentment simmers within Palang Pracharat party over latest cabinet lineup

Trouble is brewing in the government’s core party, Palang Pracharat, as resentment has re-emerged between two internal factions after latest cabinet shuffle. A well-informed party source said that Chon Buri…

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Anti-junta activist “Ja New” attacked yet again by unidentified assailants

Well known anti-junta political activist Sirawith Seritiwat, alias Ja New, has been seriously injured after he was again attacked by four unidentified men in front in the Bang Chan area…

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Seripisut defends candidate caught in drug raid as innocent until proven guilty

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Seripisut Temiyavet has defended a party candidate who was apprehended by police under suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking, saying that the suspect is innocent…

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Charter court accepts media share cases of 32 pro-government MPs

The Constitutional Court today agreed to accept for consideration the cases of 32 pro-government MPs accused by the opposition Future Forward party of owning or holding shares in media companies…

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Opposition wants Constitutional Court to rule on PM’s qualifications

Opposition parties are challenging the qualifications of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister, citing his status as head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) which, they claim,…

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Opposition to grill the government tomorrow in first debate in five years

In what is touted as the first no-confidence debate in five years, the opposition parties will use the House sitting tomorrow (Wednesday) to grill the incumbent government and its ministers…

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Court rejects petition questioning appointment of senator selection panel

The Supreme Administrative Court today (Tuesday) rejected a petition challenging the legitimacy of an order, by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), appointing a panel to select senators….

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Future Forward determined to end junta’s legacy

The Future Forward party has vowed to press ahead with its intention to do away with, what it deems to be, the legacy of the military junta through legislative means,…

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Chart Pattana party wonders if it will ever get a cabinet seat as promised

The pro-government Chart Pattana party, which commands three seats in the lower House, is wondering aloud whether it will be given one cabinet portfolio, as promised to the party by…

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Thailand’s 24th March election a missed opportunity says Watchdog

The Asian Networks for Free and Fair Elections (ANFREL) released its mission report yesterday (June 21st) on Thailand’s recent general election saying it was a “missed opportunity for democracy” with…

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Chuan warns MPs to be honest, to not abuse their privileges

Members of parliament have been told by House speaker Chuan Leekpai to be honest in the performance of their duty, in compliance with ethical standards. They must refrain from abusing…

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Constitutional Court reminded to use the same standard with 41 government MPs accused of holding media shares

Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has reminded the Constitutional Court to apply the same standard, used against his party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and two opposition candidates, to the 41 pro-government…

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Charter court asked to drop media share case against Palang Pracharat MPs

In its latest move over the case of 27 Palang Pracharat MPs accused of holding media shares, the party’s legal team has asked the Constitutional Court to dismiss the case…

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Palang Pracharat seeks reprieve for 27 MPs accused of holding media shares

The Palang Pracharat party’s legal advisors went to the Constitutional Court this afternoon (Thursday) to seek a reprieve from possible suspension for 27 MPs accused of media share ownership. The…

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Senate speaker says MPs have no right to examine senatorial selection process

Senate speaker Pornpetch Wikchitcholchai has rejected the seven-party opposition bloc’s demand for the House of Representatives to examine the selection process of 250 senators, on the grounds that the House…

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DPM Wissanu confirms Prayut’s government remains in full control

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam assures that the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is not a caretaker government, but a government with full power to take decisions of national…

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PM cannot attend cabinet or summit due to legal technicality – Piyabutr

Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of violating the Constitution by chairing cabinet meetings last week and yesterday (June 18th). In his Facebook post…

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Democrats unveil their team of ‘Avengers’ to drive new economy

The Democrat party today unveiled its team of, what they call, ‘Avengers’ who will help drive the party’s ideas for a new economy. The Avengers team are all people who…

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Cabinet lists from all coalition parties now in PM’s hands

All the coalition parties, as well as the core party Palang Pracharat, have submitted their cabinet lists to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for consideration. Sources close to Palang Pracharat said…

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Cracks re-emerge in the Palang Pracharat coalition

Discontent appears to be emerging in the Palang Pracharat-led coalition as the Rak Puenpa Prathet Thai party, which commands two party-list House seats, demands a cabinet seat. Meanwhile, a group…

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Democrat party split over sharing of cabinet seats

The Democrat party is split over the sharing of eight cabinet posts allocated to them by the Palang Pracharat party. The party’s executive committee is scheduled to meet at 2pm…

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PM to be invited to join Palang Pracharat party

The Palang Pracharat party will invite Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to join the party, initially, as a party member and, eventually, to lead the party – replacing Mr. Uttama Savanayana….

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Wissanu expects new cabinet to start work after 34th ASEAN Summit

The new cabinet is expected to start functioning after the 34th ASEAN Summit, scheduled to take place in Bangkok from June 21st to 23rd, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said…

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New government urged to get tough on graft

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has called on the incoming government to get tough on corruption and to make sure that members of the coalition parties do not get…

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(Photo) Mr. Tossaphol Pengsom, who was tasked with collecting evidence from the Palang Pracharat’s 27 MPs.

Palang Pracharat prepares defence for 27 MPs accused of owning media shares

The Palang Pracharat party has appointed a party member to gather evidence from the party’s 27 MPs for use in their defence in the Constitutional Court against the accusations, from…

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Government formation almost complete with no review of cabinet seats

The formation of the new government is expected to be completed soon, without a review of the cabinet seats earlier promised by the Palang Pracharat party to its two key…

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Charter court rejects challenge to legitimacy of the senator selection panel

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has rejected the ombudsmen’s petition asking the court to rule on the legitimacy of the National Council for Peace and Order appointing a committee to select senators….

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Prayut vows to keep Thais happy, unified and prosperous

In his speech, responding to His Majesty the King’s royal command formally appointing him as prime minister at the Government’s House today (June 11), General Prayut Chan-o-cha promised to perform…

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PM received the King’s Royal Command at Government House

Thailand’s Prime Minister elect, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, received the Royal Command from His Majesty the King, formally appointing him as the next prime minister, in a ceremony to be held…

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General Prayut and Thanathorn formally nominated as contenders for PM

Current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit were formally nominated as candidates for the prime minister’s post in parliament this morning. Palang Pracharat party-list MP…

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Abhisit quits as MP ahead of PM’s election

Declaring that commitment to the people is stronger than a resolution of the party, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has quit as a member of parliament, effective today. “Of the…

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Democrat party joins coalition government to end political uncertainty 

The Democrat party has decided, by a majority vote, to join a Palang Pracharat-led coalition government in order to put an end to political uncertainty and to “switch off” the…

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Future Forward party claims being offered up to 120m baht for each vote for PM

One day ahead of the vote in parliament to elect a prime minister, the Future Forward party is claiming today that some of its MPs have been offered between 30…

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EC endorses 3 new MPs

Thailand’s Election Commission has endorsed three new MPs, bringing the number of approved MPs to the full complement of 500, including 150 party-list and 350 constituency MPs. EC deputy secretary-general Sawaeng…

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Bhumjaithai party accepts Palang Pracharat’s invitation but sets conditions

Bhumjaithai party has accepted the Palang Pracharat party’s invitation to join their coalition, but with four pre-conditions, party leader Anutin Charnvirakul told the media today. Palang Pracharat party leader Uttama…

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Pheu Thai-led alliance vows to fight on to end junta’s pursuit for power

The Pheu Thai-led coalition of seven parties today reaffirmed their determination to stop the junta and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in their efforts to retain power. Core members of the…

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Democrat advisory chief Chuan elected House speaker

The Democrat party’s chief advisor Chuan Leekpai has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, receiving 258 votes.  The other contender, Mr. Sompong Amornvivat of the Pheu Thai party,…

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House first meeting marred by protests and boos

The first meeting of the House of Representatives was anything but smooth and orderly as it was marred by protests and boos from several MPs, who were apparently venting their…

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Supreme commander cites Thaksin improprieties for removal from alumni list

Thailand’s supreme commander today clarified why the board of the alumni foundation of the Armed Forces Preparatory School removed fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra from the list of outstanding…

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Despite Pheu Thai camp’s announcement, it’s far from over

The announcement by the Pheu Thai-led alliance that it is ready to form a post-election coalition government because it has 255 House of Representatives seats is anything but a declaration…

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Palang Pracharat leader ready to form coalition government

The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party leader announced late last night that the party is ready to take the lead in forming a coalition government. Mr. Uttama Savanayana said that the…

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Official count shows tight race so far

The Pheu Thai Party and Palang Pracharat Party are going neck and neck in the official count of the Election Commission. The Palang Pracharat Party, as of 7.15 pm, is…

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Pollsters have Pheu Thai win most seats

A projection by Thai PBS in cooperation with Super Poll showed that Pheu Thai remain the election champion, winning 163 seats (153 constituency seats and 10 party list seats) this…

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Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the prime minister candidate of Palang Pracharat Party, queues up for his turn to vote at the polling station in Soi Pradipat 5, Phayathai, this morning.

Prayut calls for unity after casting his vote

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha voted at a polling station in Phyathai area this morning and said he was glad to see active voting by Thai people and called for…

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Voting in northern provinces will take place amidst worsening haze

Voting in many northern provinces in Thailand today will be remembered for another reason – haze that is forcing people to leave home for polling stations with masks. Forest fires…

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Many “Firsts” mark today’s Thai election

Some 51 million Thais are eligible to go to poll today after more than four years of military rule, for a highly-craved general election to decide the immediate futures of…

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