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Veteran former politician Prachuab Chaiyasan dies of cancer

Former politician and minister in several previous Thai administrations, Mr. Prachuab Chaiyasan, aka Isan Idi (Amin), died of lung cancer at Siriraj hospital this morning (Wednesday).  He was 76 years…

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Parents of AFS students to seek PM’s help to return their children to Thailand

The parents of about 200 Thai students, currently in the USA under the American Field Service (AFS) exchange program, will meet with Thailand’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister tomorrow (Monday)…

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Venezuelan ex-general surrenders to US on drug trafficking charges

A retired Venezuelan general who was charged by the United States with “narco-terrorism” along with President Nicolas Maduro and other officials has surrendered in Colombia to US authorities, prosecutors said…

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Thailand’s PM orders military conscription postponed until July or August

The Thai Ministry of Defence has decided to postpone this year’s round of military conscription, scheduled to take place from April 1st to 12th, by as much as three months,…

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Opinion: “I am in charge” – what does it mean?

After weeks of fumbling for answers to deal with the worsening coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha finally said what many had wanted to hear: “I am in charge.” But…

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Emergency declared as government rolls out measures to help workers and businesses

The Thai government has declared a nationwide state of emergency in a stepped- up effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, which has so far affected 827 people and killed…

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Bangkok residents told not to travel outside the city and to at stay home

In light of the exponential surge in COVID-19 infections and the potential for increased transmission in upcountry provinces, Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang today appealed to everyone, currently in Bangkok, not…

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Finance minister self-quarantines after his protection officer gets COVID-19

Thailand’s Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has self-quarantined after he learned that one of his protection officers has been admitted to the Police Hospital for treatment for COVID-19. The minister’s secretary,…

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PM ready to close Thai borders to entry if virus situation worsens to Stage 3

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that his government is ready to close the country’s borders to all foreign arrivals, if the COVID-19 pandemic worsens to Stage 3. The…

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Covid-19: Entertainment venues to be closed for 14 days, sporting events suspended

All entertainment places in and around Bangkok, including pubs, massage parlours, nightclubs and movie houses, will be closed for two weeks as part of the government’s attempts to curb the…

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Bangkok governor signs order closing entertainment venues in the capital

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today invoked the Infectious Diseases Act to order the closure of boxing stadia, bars, pubs, massage parlours, saunas, cinemas and fitness clubs, effective tomorrow (Wednesday) for…

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Pita, Piyabutr and Pannika acknowledge charges related to Skywalk protest

Kao Klai (Move Forward) party leader Pita Limjaroenrat, former Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul and former spokeswoman Pannika Wanich reported to Pathumwan district police today to acknowledge charges in connection…

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Pita vows Kao Klai will follow Future Forward’s ideology

Kao Klai (Move Forward) party leader Pita Limjaroenrat has vowed to continue the political will and ideology of the now-defunct Future Forward party and  “be a beacon of hope for…

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Pita leads 49 other former Future Forward MPs to the Kao Klai party

Former Future Forward rising star Pita Limjaroenrat led 49 other MPs of the now defunct party, including dissident MP Kharom Polpornklang, to apply for membership of the Kao Klai (Move…

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Back to the future: Can the reincarnation of Future Forward survive?

Their party has been dissolved and its executives banned, but that hasn’t stopped members of the now-defunct Future Forward from pursuing their dream. Thai PBS World’s Political Desk examines challenges…

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Pareena reports to police to acknowledge charges of forest encroachment

Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Pareena Kraikupt, reported to the Natural Resources and Environment Crime Suppression Division to acknowledge charges in connection with her alleged illegal occupation of 106.4…

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PM unperturbed by call for Democrat to pull out of coalition

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shrugged off the calls, by some members for the Democrat party, to pull the party out of the government coalition, saying “Let them pull out.”…

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Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat in trouble over face mask controversy

Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao appears to be in the hot seat today, because a member of the core government party, Palang Pracharat, has demanded that he resigns from…

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‘Lightning rod’ Thammanat keeps fingers crossed as Cabinet shake-up looms

After surviving the recent censure debate with bruises, embattled Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao faces further controversy after his close aide was accused of colluding with a profiteer who allegedly…

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Poll shows 71.2% reject government cash giveaway scheme

71.2% of respondents, to a Super Poll opinion survey, disagree with the Government’s plan to give two 1,000 baht monthly cash handouts to low income earners, as part of the…

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55 former Future Forward MPs to join a new party this week

Fifty-five former MPs of the Future Forward party will join the Kao Klai (Leap Forward), this week. The new Kao Klai party, formerly known as the Ruam Pattana Chart Thai,…

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Students gather at a pro-democracy rally against military rule and the Constitutional Court’s ruling to dissolve the progressive opposition Future Forward Party, at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on February 24, 2020. – A stridently anti-military Thai party was dissolved on February 21 and its key members banned from politics for a decade over a $6 million loan by its billionaire founder, a withering blow to the kingdom’s pro-democracy movement. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Popular party’s disbandment sparks information war

In the third of the series on the rising campus activism, ThaiPBS World’s Political Desk examines how students are using social media as their new political weapon to vent their…

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Korn declares that his Kla party is not affiliated with any political camp

Kla (Dare) party leader Korn Chatikavanij announced today that the party is not allied with any of the current political camps, but is a party which does not reject good…

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Judiciary refutes suicidal judge’s accusation of interference in his case

The spokesman for the Thai judiciary says that the accusation of interference by a senior judge in a case handled by former Yala provincial court chief judge Kunakorn Pienchana was…

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Suicidal Yala provincial court judge dies in second attempt in Chiang Mai

The judge, who shot himself in a courtroom of the provincial court in Thailand’s southern border province of Yala in last October to protest against alleged interference by a senior…

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Economic ministers approve new stimulus package

Thailand’s economic ministers approved the Finance Ministry’s economic stimulus package today. The measures include a 1,000 baht cash handout for two consecutive months, to be wired directly into the bank…

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Thai PM shrugs off speculation of cabinet reshuffle

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has brushed aside speculation about an imminent cabinet reshuffle, saying that his main focus is on coping with the COVID-19 situation and the prevention of…

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No Thai law to mandate quarantine of Thais returning from South Korea – DPM Prawit

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said today that Thailand has no law that can force Thais, working illegally in South Korea, into quarantine upon their return. There has been widespread…

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Opposition to launch extra-parliamentary censure debate against Government

The six-party opposition alliance has agreed, after a joint meeting today, to launch an extra-parliamentary censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other ministers, claiming that the last…

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Lawmakers propose special sitting of parliament to consider student protests

Government MPs and a senator have separately proposed a special parliamentary session be convened in the light of the student flash mobs occurring across the country. In a letter, addressed…

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Huhyiddin sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday by the king, after a week of political chaos sparked by the resignation of veteran…

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Mahathir loses out in PM bid, but refuses to give up

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in a battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a…

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Few twists and turns as Prayut government survives censure

The Prayut government has passed its first test of confidence with an overwhelming number of votes, but the aftermath of Thailand’s first no-confidence motion in six years has served up…

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Pheu Thai MP says vote following censure debate is illegitimate

A Pheu Thai MP has claimed that the vote, which was taken today on the censure motion, is illegitimate because the Opposition had not completed its debate, with Interior Minister…

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Malaysia uncertainty grows as palace rejects Mahathir plan

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Uncertainty grew over the political future of Malaysia and the man who has dominated it for decades on Friday as the royal palace rejected Mahathir Mohamad’s…

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Five opposition MPs vote for General Prawit after censure debate

Three Seri Ruam Thai MPs and two from the opposition Pheu Thai party have broken ranks to vote for Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, giving him more approval votes than…

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Piyabutr claims ex-Future Forward MPs duped by Pheu Thai

Former Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has revealed what he claims to be how MPs of the defunct party were cheated of their debating time by the core opposition…

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PM Prayut, five other Cabinet members given vote of confidence

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and five of his Cabinet members easily won a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives this morning despite vicious attacks by the opposition…

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Opposition walk out of censure debate after failing to get additional time

The four-day censure debate, targeting Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and 5 of his cabinet colleagues, ended before the 7pm agreed deadline, with a mass walkout by the Opposition, which…

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PM says military to be downsized and generals reduced by half within 8 years

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told members of parliament, on the final scheduled day of the censure debate, that the Defence Ministry is determined to reform the military by downsizing the…

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COVID-19 status as dangerous infectious disease effective from Friday

Thailand’s Public Health Minister has signed an announcement designating COVID-19 as a dangerous infectious disease. The announcement is to be published in the Royal Gazette and it is expected to…

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PM, DPM Wissanu and Foreign Minister grilled over Philip Morris tax evasion case

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai have come under attack, on the last day of the censure debate today by Pheu Thai…

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PM concerned about campus flash mobs

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over the proliferation of flash mobs at universities and high schools to protest against the dissolution of the Future Forward party, and the…

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Seripisut to livestream PM’s oath recital issue on his Facebook page

Defiant Seri Ruam Thai party leader, Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet, said today that he will livestream, via his Facebook page, his unfinished speech on Prime Minister Prayut’s incomplete oath recital…

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Prayut promises to order probe into cyber war charges

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday said he will order a probe into an allegation by an opposition MP that government’s security agencies are behind a network of social…

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MPs scramble for face masks when told a colleague just returned from Japan

Members of parliament scrambled for face masks in the middle of the censure debate this evening (Wednesday) when they learned that a fellow MP, from the government Palang Pracharat party…

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Former Future Forward MP tells police she has been threatened

Former Future Forward MP Benja Saengchan lodged a complaint with Bang Po police today, claiming that she was intimidated after she leaked a telephone conversation about cash rewards, of as…

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Protests in parliament as Seripisut raises PM’s incomplete oath recital

The censure debate in the Thai parliament was disrupted by protests from all sides this morning during his speech, defiant Seri Ruam Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet touched…

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Anutin hits back at claim that money lured former Future Forward MPs to his party

Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul has cried foul over the leak on social media of a telephone conversation, apparently between two former members of the now defunct Future Forward party….

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Opposition alleges army behind cyber attacks on critics, holds PM responsible

An opposition MP on Tuesday night held Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha responsible for a network of social media that have been waging a cyber war against critics of the…

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Censure debate to end at 7pm Thursday night

Government and opposition whips have agreed to conclude the censure debate at 7pm on Thursday night, with the MPs and cabinet ministers being instructed to keep their speeches concise to…

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Bhumjaithai ranks second largest in coalition government following defection of Future Forward MPs

The Bhumjaithai party has become second largest party in the coalition government, displacing the Democrat party, following the defection of nine former MPs from the now defunct Future Forward party….

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Opposition and Govt at odds over allocation of time for the censure debate

Opposition MPs have protested against what they allege is too much time being given to cabinet ministers to address the censure accusations and have proposed the convening of a special…

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Students gather at a pro-democracy rally against military rule and the Constitutional Court’s ruling to dissolve the progressive opposition Future Forward Party, at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on February 24, 2020. – A stridently anti-military Thai party was dissolved on February 21 and its key members banned from politics for a decade over a $6 million loan by its billionaire founder, a withering blow to the kingdom’s pro-democracy movement. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Future Forward’s dissolution triggers student rallies

The dissolution of Future Forward Party has prompted students at at least three major universities in Bangkok to stage political rallies to voice their opposition to what they see as…

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Kasetsart University’s student movement

At 4.30pm on February 24th, over a thousand Kasetsart University (KU) students, and other people interested in playing an active part in political justice and democracy after the Constitutional Court…

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Despite attacks, Prayut manages to keep his cool

Promoting cronyism, favouring big businesses and being incompetent.  These were  among charges levelled by the opposition against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the first day of the censure debate on…

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Piyabutr stunned by sudden defection of nine former Future Forward MPs

Former secretary-general of the Future Forward party, Dr. Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, was been dealt a huge setback upon learning that nine MPs from the defunct party have defected to the government…

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Government’s economic policies favour big corporations – Pita

The Government’s economic policies are tailored to favour large corporations at the expense of the poor, resulting in the minority rich becoming richer while the poor get poorer, said party…

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Opposition leader launches censure debate in parliament

Opposition leader Sompong Amornvivat opened up with rapid-fire salvos against the administration of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, accusing it of complete incompetence, failure in national administration, corruption, nepotism and widespread…

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Defiant Pannika dares PM to sue over her allegation of Government involvement in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal

Former spokeswoman for the now defunct Future Forward party, Pannika Wanich, has challenged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to file a personal defamation claim against her for implicating him in the…

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42 opposition MPs lined up for censure debate

Thailand’s opposition parties have lined up 42 speakers for the censure debate this afternoon (Monday), with half of them targeting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who doubles as the defence minister….

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Law professors oppose Constitutional Court’s dissolution of Future Forward

Thirty-six law professors, at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University, have issued a statement voicing their disagreement with the Constitutional Court’s decision to disband the Future Forward party, and…

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Palang Pracharath wins Khamphaeng Phet by-election

Palang Pracharath, the key member of the Prayut coalition government, won the by-election in the central province of Khamphaeng Phet on Sunday, a day ahead of the no-confidence debate. Phetchphum…

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Opposition trains its guns on Prayut government

For the first time since taking office last year, the Prayut government will on Monday face a no-confidence debate, with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other members of his…

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Thai Foreign Ministry hopes allies will respect Thai sovereignty

The Thai Foreign Ministry said today that it believes countries friendly to Thailand will respect her sovereignty and support acts which are in compliance with the Thai Constitution, just as…

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Government and Opposition ready for tomorrow’s showdown in parliament

Thailand’s Government and Opposition are combat ready for a showdown in the first censure debate in six years, which kicks off tomorrow, with opposition chief whip Suthin Klangsaeng saying Saturday…

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Former deputy commerce minister in police custody

Former deputy commerce minister, Pol Lt-Col Banyin Tangpakorn, and two other people were taken into police custody this morning, in Thailand’s central province of Nakhon Sawan, on suspicion of involvement in the…

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After the Verdict: Where do we go from here?

Opinion The Constitutional Court’s verdict to dissolve the Future Forward Party (FFP) and ban 16 party executives from politics for 10 years on February 21, 2020 sends a shock wave…

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Flash mob at Thammasat against disbanding of Future Forward

The Student Union of Thailand held a brief rally, at the Tha Phrachan campus of Thammasat University Saturday evening, to protest against the Constitutional Court’s decision to dissolve the Future…

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How media shape Thais’ understanding of Middle East

With limited access to news and information from media in the Arab world, Thai people’s understanding and perception of the situation in the Middle East is often shaped by what…

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Srisuwan to ask EC to take legal action against Thanathorn et al

Political activist Srisuwan Janya said today that he will lodge a complaint on Monday asking the Election Commission (EC) to take legal action against former Future Forward party leader Thanathorn…

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Ex-NIA deputy chief accuses US embassy of interference in Thailand’s internal affairs

Thailand’s former National Intelligence Agency deputy director Nanthiwat Samart has accused the US embassy in Bangkok of interfering in Thailand’s domestic affairs over the Constitutional Court’s decision on Friday to…

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US embassy, Amnesty International oppose dissolution of Future Forward party

The US embassy in Bangkok has expressed concern that the Constitutional Court’s decision on Friday, to dissolve the Future Forward party, risks disenfranchising more than six million Thai voters who…

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Prime Minister Mahathir has the support of his would-be successor Anwar Ibrahim to stay on until after November. – Photo from Malaysiakini

Mahathir given mandate to stay on until after November

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has been given the mandate by the ruling coalition to stay on as the country’s leader until after the APEC summit in…

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Defiant Thanathorn vows to carry on to reach their unmet objectives

Former Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has vowed to carry on reaching for the party’s unfinished objectives, to stop the junta from prolonging its stay in power, to reform…

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Loans allowed Thanathorn to dominate party — Charter Court

The 191-million-baht loan extended by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit to his now-defunct Future Forward Party was outside the ordinary course of business and allowed him to exercise influence over the party, according…

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Future Forward Party supporters react to the constitutional court’s verdict to dissolve the party at the political party’s headquarters in Bangkok on February 21, 2020.

Charter Court dissolves Future Forward, slaps political ban on its executives

The Constitutional Court has ordered the Future Forward Party dissolved after finding it guilty of breaking the law by obtaining loans from its leader Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit.   The court also…

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Constitutional Court to rule on Future Forward’s fate today

The Constitutional Court is set to rule this afternoon whether Future Forward Party has broken the law by obtaining loans totaling over 191 million baht from its leader Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit….

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Defiant Thanathorn says party would still take loan if he could turn back time

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today that, if he could turn back the clock, his party would still have taken the loan and would do so openly. On…

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House rejects Future Forward’s proposal for panel to study ways to stop coups

The Future Forward party’s ambitious attempt to put an end to coups in Thailand, through the setting up of a House committee to study ways and means to prevent them,…

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Pheu Thai questions PM’s excuse for staying in Army welfare housing

Pheu Thai party spokesman Anusorn Iamsa-ard has challenged the excuses offered by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and Interior Minister Anupong Paochai justifying their continued stay…

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Future Forward issues closing defence statement in 191.2m baht loan case

According to the Future Forward party’s closing statement, which was released today by party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, the Constitutional Court has no power to dissolve the party or to ban…

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Future Forward’s deputy leader in hot water for living in army welfare housing

The Future Forward party has been dealt a huge and embarrassing setback because it has been disclosed that its deputy leader, Lt-Gen Pongsakorn Rodchomphu, has been living in an army…

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It’s OK if Opposition limits debate on previous government to 20%

The government’s chief whip says there would be no objection to the Opposition questioning the performance of the previous administration, also under the premiership of General Prayut Chan-o-cha, if such…

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Ex-Pheu Thai leader Yongyuth Vichaidit to serve 2 years in prison

Former leader of Pheu Thai party, Yongyuth Vichaidit, was today sent to prison to serve his two-year sentence after the Supreme Court rejected his appeal to the high court.  …

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Online campaign against dissolution of Future Forward party heats up

More than 3,000 people, from various occupations and backgrounds, have signed up to an online campaign protesting the possible dissolution of the Future Forward party by the Constitutional Court. The…

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Future Forward’s “Project Pinocchio” to target PM in censure debate

The Future Forward party has been planning its censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha since last October and has codenamed their strategy “Project Pinocchio”, party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit told…

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Korn’s party officially named “Kla” (Dare)

Representatives of a brand-new political party, founded by former Democrat deputy leader Korn Chatikavanij, went to the office of the Election Commission (EC) this morning to register “Kla” (Dare) as…

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House passes budget bill

The House of Representatives has passed the third reading of the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for the 2020 fiscal year with 257 votes for, 1 against and 3 abstentions….

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Former PAD leaders given 1 and 2 year sentences

Five former leaders of the anti-Thaksin movement, the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), were sentenced to imprisonment from 1-2 years without suspension this morning for their lead role in the…

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Pheu Thai to boycott new debate and voting on budget bill

The opposition Pheu Thai party will not vote or participate in the debate on the budget bill when it is resubmitted to the House of Representatives for deliberation in the…

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Prayut government faces first censure debate

The Prayut government has been in office for only seven months but is already facing its biggest political trial. It will be subject to a no-confidence debate by the opposition on Feb 24-26.

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Prayut government faces first censure debate

The Prayut government has been in office for only seven months but is already facing its biggest political trial. It will be subject to a no-confidence debate by the opposition…

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Korat gunman wanted “revenge” and seemed capable of it

Grudge and weaponry expertise can be a very bad mix, as proven tragically in the case of Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma, the gunman in what is Thailand’s first massive random…

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US embassy offers deepest condolences to victims and families

The US Embassy in Thailand has expressed condolences to the victims and families injured and killed in the shootings in and around Terminal 21 shopping mall in Thailand’s north-eastern province…

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Why the judges did not read the ruling on budget bill from the bench

A former election commissioner has addressed about why the nine Constitutional Court judges did not read from the bench the full text of their ruling on the legality Government’s budget…

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Constitutional Court ruling on budget bill challenged

Former Pheu Thai MP Wattana Muangsook has challenged the legitimacy of Friday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court, which states that the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for the 2020 fiscal…

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Thailand’s health minister apologizes for outburst aimed at western tourists

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today that he will ask western embassies to advise their citizens visiting Thailand to wear protective face masks in public places, and in crowds,…

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House to debate budget bill again on Feb 13th after Constitutional Court ruling

The House of Representatives is scheduled to convene on February 13th to consider the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for second and third readings, after the Constitutional Court ruled today…

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National budget bill declared legal by Charter Court

Pressure on the Thai Government was somewhat eased today when the Constitutional Court voted 5:3 to rule that 3 votes, in favour of the 3.2 trillion baht budget in parliament,…

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