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Wissanu admits Thammanat’s educational background was not vetted

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm admitted today (Monday) that the authority concerned had not vetted the educational background of Captain Thammanat Prompao, before he was appointed deputy agriculture minister, because…

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PM embarrassed by people asking for cash handouts everywhere he goes

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that he is embarrassed because, everywhere he goes, there are people constantly asking him for cash handouts, budget assignments or pay increases. “If…

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Tear gas, Molotovs and brawls mark 99th day of Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back…

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Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq about 60km (37 miles) southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province on September 14, 2019. – Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early today, the interior ministry said, in the latest assault on the state-owned energy giant as it prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Huthi rebels claimed the drone attacks, according to the group’s Al-Masirah television. (Photo by – / AFP)

Iran rejects U.S. claim it was behind Saudi oil strikes, says ready for war

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and warned on Sunday that…

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UDD leader Jatuporn to petition HM the King to seek justice

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan plans to petition His Majesty the King to seek justice over a court order to serve his remaining sentence after…

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Violence flares after protest march in downtown Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew…

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Wissanu says a fake PhD is irrelevant if Thammanat has a genuine BA degree

  Even if Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao’s doctorate degree from a university in California is fake, it does not disqualify him from being a cabinet minister, Deputy Prime Minister…

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Arisman faces arrest for not attending hearing on Uah Arthorn housing corruption

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Offices has issued a warrant for the arrest of former red-shirt co-leader Arisman Pongruangrong to stand trial in connection with alleged…

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House rejects call for an ad hoc panel to study impacts of EEC projects

Thailand’s House of Representatives today (Friday) rejected an attempt by both government and opposition MPs to set up an ad hoc committee to study the impacts on the environment, communities…

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Hong Kong leader to prioritize housing, livelihoods to appease protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has promised to prioritize housing and people’s livelihoods to appease deep rooted discontent about the way the Asian financial hub…

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PM satisfied with Thammanat’s clarification to parliament about his criminal past

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given the thumbs up to embattled Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao after his clarification in the House on Wednesday regarding his criminal past, as reported…

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Chuan confirms Opposition debate will proceed despite charter court’s rejection of oath issue petition

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai made clear this morning (Thursday) that the Opposition’s debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s incomplete oath recital on September 18 will proceed as scheduled. He said…

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UK’s worst-case no-deal Brexit plan warns of food shortages, public disorder

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit warn of severe disruption to cross-Channel routes, affecting the supply of medicines and certain types of fresh foods, and…

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Waipote stripped of MP status, faces arrest to serve time in prison

Palang Pracharat MP for Kamphaeng Phet province Pol Lt-Gen Waipote Arpornrat has lost his Member of Parliament (MP) status after the Supreme Court upheld the 4 year prison sentence handed…

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Seripisut claims to be the whistleblower who told SMH about Thammanat’s criminal past

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Gen Seripisut Temiyavet claimed today that he was the source who tipped off the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper in Australia to investigate the details surrounding…

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Charter court shoots down two petitions related to PM’s incomplete oath recital

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has unanimously rejected two petitions challenging the constitutionality of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s incomplete recital of his oath of office on July 16. One was submitted by…

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12 former UDD leaders imprisoned for 4 years by Supreme Court for disrupting the 2009 ASEAN Summit in Pattaya

The Supreme Court today upheld the four-year prison terms imposed on 12 former core members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) for their role in leading red-shirt…

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PM declines to talk about departure of one small party from the governing coalition

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning (Wednesday) covered one of his ears with his hand as he pretended not to hear a reporter’s question about the announcement yesterday that the…

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By-election in Nakhon Pathom expected on October 20 after a Future Forward MP resigns

The Office of the Election Commission is expected to hold a by-election in Constituency 5 of Nakhon Pathom province on Sunday October 20 to find a replacement for Mrs. Jumpita…

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President Trump fires national security adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON (Agencies) – White House national security adviser John Bolton resigned on Tuesday at the request of President Donald Trump, who said he called for the resignation due to numerous…

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PM says he will handle the Opposition’s debate himself

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Tuesday) that he is not worried about the Opposition’s debate against him over the incomplete oath recital issue as he reiterated his innocent intention….

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Pheu Thai MP seeks police protection after being assaulted by fellow MP in the parliament compound

Pheu Thai MP for Maha Sarakham province has sought police protection after he was allegedly assaulted by a fellow Pheu Thai MP in the office of party leader Sompong Amornvivat…

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DPM Somkid admits he no longer controls national economic affairs

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said today that he is no longer directly in charge of Thailand’s national economic affairs, but merely oversees four related ministries. He gave his assurance,…

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Opposition spokesman says he would not have appointed Thammanat as a minister

Opposition spokesman Adisorn Piangkate said today (Monday) that he would not have appointed Captain Thammanat Prompow as deputy agriculture minister if he were the prime minister due to the minister’s…

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Photo taken on Sunday shows fire set by demonstrators at the Central station of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in Hong Kong.

HK police fire tear gas as clashes erupt after thousands appeal to Trump

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district on Sunday, after demonstrators had rallied at the US Consulate…

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Future Forward warned not to touch Thaksin issue in its attempt to change the Constitution

The Future Forward party leader has been warned, by the Thailand Development Research Institute’s (TDRI) president Dr. Somkiat Tangkitvanich, not to touch sensitive issues as part of the party’s attempt…

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Protesters wave US national flags as they march from Chater Garden to the US consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday to call on the US to pressure Beijing to meet their demands.

HK protesters, waving Stars and Stripes, call on Trump to ‘liberate’ city

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of Hong Kong protesters on Sunday chanted the US national anthem and called on US President Donald Trump to “liberate” the Chinese-ruled city, the latest…

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Hong Kong police fend off airport protest after night of violence

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police checked people traveling to the airport for passports and air tickets on Saturday, preventing protesters gathering for another “stress test” of road and…

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Future Forward party secures new venue for its political panel discussion

The Future Forward party has secured a new venue for its political panel discussion, to be hosted by party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The meeting is scheduled to take place on…

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Ex- poll commissioner Somchai discloses why he rejected Yingluck government’s BAAC’s 20Bn baht loan

A former member of Thailand’s Election Commission, Mr. Somchai Srisutthiyakorn, today (Saturday) posted on his Facebook part of a memoir he wrote in the EC journal about an incident five…

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Democrats want a House panel to study amendments to the Constitution

A group of Democrat MPs has submitted a motion to the House of Representatives calling for the establishment of an extraordinary House committee to study problems with the 2017 Constitution…

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Ex-commerce minister Boonsong faces 6 more years in prison in final court verdict in the G-to-G rice scandal

Former Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyaphirom was given an additional six years in prison, on top of the 42 years imposed by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political…

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Prachatham Thai party breaks from coalition after not getting Chair of a House committee

The Prachatham Thai party, one of the 10 smaller parties in the government’s group, has announced its break from the coalition after it failed to get the chairman’s seat on…

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Democrat and Future Forward parties want a House panel to assess environmental, social and economic impacts of EEC projects  

The Democrat and Future Forward parties have separately demanded that the House set up an ad hoc committee to assess the impacts of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) projects on…

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5 red-shirt supporters acquitted of firing grenades at PDRC protesters

Five red-shirt members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), charged with firing six M79 grenades into the protest site of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee near the…

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Parliament urged to ratify UN Convention against enforced disappearance

A former national human rights commissioner has urged the Thai parliament to ratify the United Nations’ Convention against Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance after the now defunct National Legislative Assembly (NLA)…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 29, 2019 Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and US President Donald Trump attend their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka. – President Donald Trump hit back at China on August 23, 2019, in their mounting trade war, raising existing and planned tariffs in retaliation for Beijing’s announcement earlier in the day of new duties on American goods. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

US, China to resume trade talks in Washington in October

(AFP) US and Chinese trade negotiators will resume talks in Washington in early October, Beijing said Thursday, after new punitive tariffs raised fears of a breakdown in the protracted negotiations….

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HK leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill

HONG KONG (Agencies) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Wednesday she will formally withdraw the contentious extradition bill which sparked months of protests. “The government will formally…

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Charter court refuses to lift Thanathorn’s duty suspension order

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been dealt yet another blow with the Constitutional Court rejecting his plea to rescind an earlier court’s order suspending him from performing his…

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Ex-media mogul Sondhi released from prison after 37 months behind bars

Former media tycoon, and ex-boss of the Manager media group Sondhi Limthongkul was today released from prison after spending three years and one month behind bars after being convicted on…

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Chuan confirms Opposition debate on September 18 for just one day

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai confirmed this morning (Wednesday) that the Opposition’s debate over Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s incomplete oath recital will be held for just one day on September 18th…

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Facts and floods hamper “oath-taking” offensive

It was a Constitution that was born thanks to Prayut Chan-o-cha’s coup and virtually promoted by him and his military-backed regime. The opposition does not like many things about the…

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Election bid looms as British MPs defeat Johnson on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the prospect of a snap election on Tuesday after he suffered a major parliamentary defeat over his Brexit strategy that could delay Britain’s exit from…

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Opposition challenges constitutionality of executive decree on family development

The seven-party opposition has submitted a formal letter to the Constitutional Court, through House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, asking it to rule on the constitutionality of the government’s executive decree amending…

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Prayut to attend debate on oath-taking controversy on Sept 18

The government has agreed to hear the debate proposed by the opposition on the oath-taking controversy that has hounded Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for over six weeks on September 18,…

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Army chief voices concern over the spread of fake news  

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, has expressed serious concern over the spread of fake news, some of which seems intended to discredit the government and the military. He said that, while he did not want to describe the use of fake…

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Members of pro-democracy party Demosisto (L-R) Nathan Law, Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow speak to the media after Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a press conference in Hong Kong on June 18, 2019. – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised on June 18 for the political unrest that has shaken Hong Kong, but the pro-Beijing chief executive refused to cave in to demands for her resignation. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Joshua Wong, other HK activists, arrested ahead of planned rally

HONG KONG (Agencies) — Activist Joshua Wong, and another young social campaigner, were arrested this morning by police in Hong Kong ahead of this weekend’s planned mass protest, their party Demosisto said.  Wong was pushed into a minivan while…

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Chuan expects PM and his cabinet to attend House debate

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said today he expects Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his ministers to be present at the House session to answer questions from opposition MPS related to…

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US-Thai diplomatic relations return to normal

The US government downgraded its diplomatic relations with Thailand following the coup in 2014 , which overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  Bilateral relations have, however, steadily been…

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. and Chinese flags are seen in front of a U.S. dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China’s yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong in this illustration picture taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration/File Photo

Diplomatically, Prayut is sandwiched

To cut to the chase, a Pheu Thai-led Thailand will be friendlier to America than a Palang Pracharat-led one. Things are getting more complicated with the current US-China trade war,…

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Charter court judge assures nation of court’s impartiality

A Constitutional Court judge has assured the public that the court will hand down penalties for contempt of court only when it is necessary, either for the benefit of the…

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PM admits he sought the King’s message for his cabinet

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha admitted today (Tuesday ) that he had sought permission from His Majesty the King for his message, delivered during the swearing-in ceremony on July 16th, to…

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Charter Court to rule on Prayut’s prime ministerial appointment on Sept 18

The Constitutional Court is set to rule on the premiership appointment of General Prayut Chan-o-cha on September 18th. Constitutional Court judges today (Tuesday) discussed, at length, the Opposition’s petition challenging…

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Ombudsmen to seek Constitutional Court ruling on PM’s oath issue

The Ombudsmen decided unanimously today (Tuesday) to ask the Constitutional Court to rule whether Prime Minister’s incomplete recital of the oath during the swearing-in ceremony on July 16th is unconstitutional….

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PM and ministers receive the King’s written blessing

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet ministers this morning received a signed blessing from His Majesty the King, which His Majesty had delivered during the swearing-in ceremony on July…

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Cabinet to perform a ritual before King’s picture at Government House on Tuesday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet ministers have been granted an audience before an image of His Majesty the King at the Government House on Tuesday morning to accept…

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Future Forward refutes party dissolution speculation

The Future Forward party has dismissed widespread speculation, even among opposition MPs, that it is likely to be dissolved by the Constitutional Court over a number of cases pending with…

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(Photo) Mourners attend a funeral of Abdulloh Esormusor, 34, an insurgent suspect who was left in a coma after being interrogated by the Thai security force in Pattani province, southern of Thailand, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Thai military faces questions over death of suspect in southern insurgency

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Rights activists and relatives urged Thailand on Monday to investigate the death of an insurgent suspect who went into a coma after interrogation at an army camp…

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Comatose suspected insurgent dies after 35 days in hospital

Abdulloh Esor Musor, a suspected insurgent being held in military custody for questioning after his arrest on July 20th, died early Sunday morning. He had to be rushed, unconscious, to…

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3 red-shirt leaders ordered to pay 19.3 million baht compensation for damage caused during 2010 protests

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan and two former red-shirt leaders, Natthawut Saikua and Arisman Pongruangrong, have been ordered by the Supreme Court to collectively pay…

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Most young Thais favour Future Forward party – Super Poll

Most younger generation Thai people favour the Future Forward party, while older Thais prefer the Palang Pracharat party, especially Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, said Mr. Noppadol Kannikar, director of the…

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Ombudsman to rule on the matter of PM’s incomplete oath next Tuesday

The Ombudsman is expected to rule next Tuesday on whether Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha breached the Constitution by failing to recite the oath in full during the swearing-in ceremony in…

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Justice Minister Somsak says he won’t resign as an MP

In apparent defiance of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin announced Friday that he would not quit as a Palang Pracharat party-list MP, claiming that, by retaining…

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LGBT campaign loses fight in parliament for House panel on gender diversity

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted down a motion from a Future Forward MP to set up an additional House panel on gender diversity. The House voted 365 to…

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10 billionaires to the poorest among Thailand’s 500 MPs

There are 10 rich MPs, who have over one billion baht in assets each, while the poorest MP has 5,064 baht in his bank account, according to reports from the…

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Pheu Thai backs down over probe of 3 MPs for welcoming PM to Surin province

The opposition Pheu Thai Party has backed down over a plan to investigate three of its MPs, for the northeastern province of Surin, for showing up to welcome Prime Minister…

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Seripisut demands the resignation of House and Senate speakers

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Seripisut Temiyavet is pressing for the resignations of House Speaker Chuan Leekpai and Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wikchitcholchai, accusing both of them of allowing Prime Minister…

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New Economics Party remains in the Opposition, but it may take its own position on some issues

The New Economics Party is still aligned with the Opposition but it may, when necessary, take an independent position, party leader Mingkwan Sangsuwan announced on Wednesday in parliament. He dismissed…

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Eight injured by bombs in Yala

At least eight civilians were injured in a spate of explosions targeting power poles and an ATM in several districts of Thailand’s southern province of Yala on Tuesday night. No…

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Cabinet rewards defectors and failed MP candidates with political posts

The cabinet on Tuesday agreed to reward 17 MPs, who defected from the parties they represented when elected, or had been on their party’s list, and have now joined the…

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Opposition New Economics Party in peril as some MPs defect to government

Some MPs from the opposition New Economics Party will defect to the government camp, Mr. Niyom Wiwatthanaditthakul, the party deputy leader, said today (Tuesday), ending 24 hours of speculation about…

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DSI wraps up probe into Akara gold mining, new legal violations found

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has completed its extended investigation into the operations of Akara Resources Public Company, the concessionaire of gold mining activities in Thailand, with new findings…

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Ex-finance minister Korn disagrees with using taxpayers’ money to rescue debt-ridden THAI

Former Finance Minister and Democrat list MP Korn Chatikavanich has voiced his concern over the financial crisis facing Thai Airways International and, at the same time, has objected to any…

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Palang Pracharat apologizes for conduct of its Bangkok MP Sira Jenjakha  

Palang Pracharat party deputy spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonchana has apologised to the public over the conduct of one of the party’s MPs, who has been heavily criticized on social media for…

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PM says he is like a cotton fruit which tastes better when crushed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced to his well-wishers in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram that he would definitely not resign as demanded by the Opposition, likening himself to a…

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Most Thais feel it is inappropriate to politicize on the oath issue – poll

The majority of the respondents disagree with the politicization of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s alleged incomplete oath taking, according to Super Poll. Super Poll Research Office director Noppadol Kannikar said…

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PM says he is not afraid to confront the Opposition in parliament

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Friday) that he is not afraid of facing the Opposition in parliament and that he had not attended parliament twice, to respond to the…

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PM assures the public that stimulus budget will be spent effectively

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given assurance that his government is not overspending by disbursing 310 billion baht as part of an economic stimulus package and that the money will…

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Dr. Somkid to head special team to reverse Thailand’s economic slowdown

The economic cabinet on Friday agreed to set up a special panel, expected to be led by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, to drive the implementation and management of economic…

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Cabinet to consider Finance Ministry’s new economic stimulus package

The economic cabinet is due to consider the Finance Ministry’s economic stimulus package, aimed at stimulating consumption and investment, today (Friday). The proposal includes, among other things, a one-time 1,500…

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Opposition to submit censure debate motion to House Speaker today

The seven-party parliamentary opposition will submit a motion to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Friday) seeking a censure debate against the government, but without calling for a vote over Prime…

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Senior NACC official faulted for omitting 227m baht from asset declaration

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission has faulted one of its senior officials for concealing his and his wife’s assets worth about 227 million baht. NACC secretary-general Worawit Sukboon said today that…

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Warrants out for arrest of 4 more bombing and arson suspects

The Criminal Court has issued warrants for the arrests of four more individuals wanted by the police for suspected involvement in the bombing and arson attacks in Bangkok and Nonthaburi…

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24 red-shirt leaders and members acquitted of terrorism charges

Twenty-four former members of the red-shirt movement, or the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), including several core leaders, were today (Wednesday) acquitted by the Criminal Court of terrorism…

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CSD police may take charge of recent bombing and arson case

Thailand’s national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, is expected to decide today (Wednesday) whether to transfer the case involving two suspects, held in police custody in connection with the…

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Minister Anutin wants paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos banned this year

The three toxic chemicals used as herbicides, namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, must be banned within this year, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Tuesday. “I would like to…

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Smaller parties, except Thai Civilized, still with the government – Thammanat

All 13 smaller parties in the coalition government, with the exception of the Thai Civilized Party, are still with the government, said Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao today (Tuesday). Thammanat,…

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Deputy Agriculture Minister promises to ban 3 herbicides this year

Deputy Agriculture Minister Manunya Thaiseth has given an assurance that three hazardous herbicides, which are widely used in Thailand and are strongly opposed consumer and civic groups, will be banned…

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Thaksin confirms Ms. Yingluck granted Serbian citizenship

The Serbian government has granted Serbian citizenship to fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, according to a Reuters report on Thursday. Quoting local media in Serbia, Reuters said that the…

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Communication problem blamed for government’s parliamentary defeat

Communication problems among the ruling coalition parties are being blamed for the government’s first defeat in the lower House on Thursday, which concerned House regulation No 9 regarding the House…

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PM advised to seek Royal pardon and request a retaking of the oath

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is being advised to seek a Royal pardon, and request an opportunity to retake the oath in an audience with His Majesty the King, by Mr….

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Government gets first taste of defeat in lower House

The government suffered its first defeat in the lower House today over a parliamentary regulation that would specify the House speaker’s impartiality in the performance of his or her duty….

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PM did not apologize over oath-taking controversy – government spokeswoman

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha did not offer an apology to his cabinet colleagues over the oath-taking controversy and the media has misinterpreted the Prime Minister’s remarks about the wording, government…

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Police Chief admits to difficulties in solving the recent bombings

Thailand’s national police chief admitted today that it was difficult for the police to track down the real masterminds behind the recent bombings and arson attacks in Bangkok and neighboring…

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PM offers an apology to his cabinet for his oath-taking blunder

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today apologized to his cabinet colleagues for his “unintentional” omission of some wording in the oath, which his entire cabinet swore in ceremony before His Majesty…

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Senior anti-graft official falsely declared his 260 million baht assets

A high-ranking official at the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has been found to have falsely declared his assets, which are actually estimated at about 260 million baht….

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(Photo) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha laid foundation stone for a new building in the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) Station, August 7, 2019

Speeding up “political cases” is double-edged sword

If the Prayut government was a man with a weak heart, legal cases involving opponents of the administration were strong pills, which aren’t necessarily good for someone not in perfect…

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(Photo) PM during inspection trip in Yala province/Government House website

PM insists he did not intentionally omit words during his oath taking

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he had no intention to truncate the oath he took during the swearing-in ceremony in front of His Majesty the King last month, but…

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Future Forward’s Pannika and Palang Pracharat’s Pareena in legal tussle

The simmering war of words between two female MPs, Future Forward spokeswoman Pannika Wanich and Palang Pracharat MP Pareena Kraikupt, has erupted into a legal battle, with both filing defamation…

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Seniority to determine promotions in police force

Seniority will be the key criterion in determining the promotions of police officers under the regulations of the Police Commission, which have come into force after their publication in the…

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