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Prosecutors postpone indictment of Thanathorn over the Pathumwan skywalk flash mob

The public prosecutors have delayed a decision, until March 17th, over whether indict Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and four other individuals for their alleged role in staging the…

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Supreme Court verdict related to siege of General Prem’s residence moved to April 30th

The Criminal Court has postponed the reading of the verdict of the Supreme Court against five core members of the red-shirt movement, also known as the United Front for Democracy…

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Nattawut Saikuar, secretary-general of the Thai opposition “Red Shirt” movement. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo by PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP)

Supreme Court verdict due today in cases involving red-shirts, the siege of  Prem’s home in 2007

The Criminal Court is due to publish the verdict of the Supreme Court today (Thursday) in cases against five core members of the red-shirt movement, also known as the United…

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In this image from video, the vote total, 52-48 for not guilty, on the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, is displayed on screen during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the…

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Charter Court to rule on budget and Future Forward on Feb 7th and 21st respectively

Thailand’s Constitutional Court is due to deliver its rulings on the legality of the budget bill for 2020 fiscal year this Friday, and on the fate of the Future Forward…

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Sam Mitr group to help defend PM in censure debate

About 40 members of the Sam Mitr political grouping held a working lunch at a Bangkok hotel this afternoon, reportedly to discuss plans to handle the Opposition’s censure debate against…

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No need of PM “bodyguards” during censure debate – Dr. Wissanu

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five cabinet ministers, to be censured by the Opposition in parliament, do not need any guardians because they can fend for themselves, according to Deputy…

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On eve of impeachment verdict, Trump tees up State of Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping before the nation in extraordinary times, President Donald Trump on Tuesday will extol the “Great American Comeback” as he delivers his State of the Union address…

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PM points to panic caused by fake news as worst aspect of virus crisis

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that the worst thing about the ongoing novel coronavirus situation in Thailand is panic caused by fake news, as he warned those with ill-intent…

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Masks and hand sanitizers face controls to prevent profiteering and hoarding

The Ministry of Commerce will propose to the cabinet tomorrow (Tuesday) that protective face masks and hand sanitizer gel be added to a list of controlled products, for which the…

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Former New Economics party leader cuts ties with party leadership

Former New Economics party leader Mingkwan Saengsuwan has announced his split from the party’s leadership to become an opposition MP. He said he recently received a phone call, from the…

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Name of Korn’s new party to be revealed on Valentine’s Day

Former Democrat deputy leader Korn Chatikavanij, and the co-founders of his new political party, have chosen Valentine’s Day (February 14th) for the revelation of its name. In his Facebook post…

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Ex-Palang Pracharat candidate kowtows before Seripisut seeking forgiveness

Members of the media, government officials and politicians have been treated to a rare and embarrassing incident, when a former candidate for the Palang Pracharat party knelt and made a…

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New Economics party officially quits the opposition camp

The New Economics party has formally withdrawn from the Opposition to go independent in a much anticipated move. The party’s executive committee, chaired by acting party leader Mr. Supadit Arkartruek,…

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Ahead of Britain’s departure from the EU, Brussels’ Grand-Place was on Thursday lit in red, white and blue

Britain hails new start as it says farewell to EU

Britain on Friday ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new — but still uncertain — chapter in its…

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PM to be targeted in Opposition onslaught in censure debate 

The Opposition has identified Prime Minister Prayut as the main target of its no-confidence debate because he is the head of the Government and its economic team and in charge…

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Thailand’s Amateur Weight-lifting Association committee quits over doping scandal

The executive committee of the Amateur Weight-lifting Association of Thailand has resigned en masse ”to show responsibility” after a former Thai Olympic bronze medallist told German TV that Thai weight-lifters…

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Paiboon Nititawan’s status as party-list MP for Palang Pracharat challenged

About 30 small parties today submitted a petition to the Election Commission (EC) against the commission’s endorsement of Mr. Paiboon Nititawan as a new party-list MP of the government’s Palang…

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Paiboon Nititawan’s status as party-list MP for Palang Pracharat challenged

About 30 small parties today submitted a petition to the Election Commission (EC) against the commission’s endorsement of Paiboon Nititawan as a new party-list MP of the government’s Palang Pracharat…

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Pheu Thai urges government to punish MPs for proxy voting

Pheu Thai party secretary-general Anudit Nakhontap has blamed proxy voting by Government MPs for the delay in the disbursement of the national budget for 2020 fiscal year, and has urged…

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A man wearing a mask walks past a commercial area in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, on Jan. 26, 2020. Many residents here have reduced or avoided outdoor activities during the Spring Festival holiday in Wuhan, the hardest-hit city of the novel coronavirus outbreak in central China. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

A Thai student in Wuhan appeals for help from Government

A Thai student, currently stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has appealed to the Thai government to help evacuate her and her compatriots, claiming they are running out of…

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Chinese-language interpreters needed to interview arriving Chinese tourists

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control is recruiting Chinese-language interpreters to help interview tourists arriving at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-tapao international airports from risk areas. Government deputy spokeswoman Ms. Traisulee…

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Justice Minister says he is at loss for a next step if budget bill is nullified by court

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said today that he was totally at loss about what to do if the budget bill for the 2020 fiscal year is declared null and void…

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Ex-immigration chief Surachate given stern warning by PM

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned former immigration chief, Pol Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn, to adhere strictly to the ethical code and discipline expected of all civil servants. In an order,…

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EC to probe Future Forward party for alleged violation of Political Party Act

Apparently undaunted by the Constitutional Court’s recent ruling against the dissolution of the Future Forward party, Dr. Natthaporn Toprayoon, who initiated those proceedings, will again ask the court to disband…

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Police chief Chakthip confirms audio clip leak triggered Veerachai’s transfer

The abrupt transfer of Pol Gen Veerachai Songmetta, the deputy national police chief, to an inactive post at the Prime Minister’s Office, was triggered by the leak on social media…

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Thailand’s veteran politician Chai Chidchob dies, aged 92

Former president of the Thai parliament, and a long-time MP of the north-eastern province of Buri Ram, Mr. Chai Chidchob passed away at the age 92 at Phramongkutklao Hospital in…

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Thai Parliament to recess on Feb 29th

After opening on November 1st last year, the Thai parliament is due to go into recess on February 29th. According to the Royal Decree, published in the Royal Gazette today,…

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Government considers Plan B due to delays of budget disbursement

The Thai government’s economic team has been tasked, by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, to work out a Plan B in case the already late disbursement of the fiscal budget is…

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90 Government MPs seek Constitutional Court ruling on legality of budget bill

Ninety government MPs have signed a letter, addressed to parliament president Chuan Leekpai, requesting that the Constitutional Court rule on the legality of the budget bill for the 2020 fiscal…

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Proxy voting puts 2020 budget bill at risk

Proxy voting by Bhumjaithai MPs, during the recent debate on the Government’s 2020 budget bill, is threatening to render the bill null and void or, at least, to delay the…

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American flags blow in wind around the Washington Monument with the U.S. Capitol in the background at sunrise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will resume in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 21. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long days

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own…

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House Speaker orders probe into alleged proxy voting using other MPs’ ID cards

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered an investigation into an allegation, made by former Democrat MP Nipit Intharasombat, that a Government Bhumjaithai MP used the ID/Voting card of a fellow…

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Thanathorn declares Future Forward “to march forward”

Leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit said this afternoon that the Constitutional Court’s ruling that cleared his party from charges that it attempted to undermine the system of constitutional…

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Future Forward cleared by Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court has cleared Future Forward Party of charges that it has attempted to undermine the democratic system under the monarchy.   The ruling this morning came as a…

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Future Forward braces for the worst in court’s ruling

Members and supporters of Future Forward Party have started arriving at the party’s headquarters in the Thai Summit Tower on New Phetchaburi Road to follow the Constitutional Court’s ruling on…

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Opposition parties to ask NACC to probe Thailand’s Prime Minister

Seven opposition parties are to demand that the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) investigate Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for allegedly breaching the law on three issues, namely: The Prime Minister failed…

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Amnesty Int. demands Thai government end persecution of Future Forward

Amnesty International has called on the Thai government to cease its persecution and legal intimidation of the Future Forward party. In a statement, issued today ahead of the Constitutional Court…

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Future Forward core figures meet at party HQ awaiting court verdict

All core members and MPs of the Future Forward party will gather at the party’s head office in the Thai Summit Tower on Tuesday to monitor the Constitutional Court’s reading…

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Piyabutr urges members to switch to new party if Future Forward disbanded

Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has urged the party’s 60,000 members to switch to a new party to be formed if Future Forward is dissolved by the Constitutional Court on…

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Myanmar protestors hold a rally in Yangon to protest against any reinstatement of a controversial Chinese-backed mega-dam on January 18, 2020 during the final day of Chinese President Xi Jinping visit in Naypyidaw.

Myanmar, China sign dozens of BRI-related projects, cooperation deals

YANGON—Myanmar and China signed a total of 33 memorandums of understanding (MOUs), agreements, exchange letters and protocols during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar—probably the most Myanmar has signed…

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Piyabutr urges members to switch to new party if Future Forward disbanded

Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has urged the party’s 60,000 members to switch to a new party to be formed if Future Forward is dissolved by the Constitutional Court on…

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Pheu Thai leader dismisses rumour of bribe to spare transport minister in censure debate

Pheu Thai party leader Sompong Amornvivat has quashed a rumour that key members of the party have been promised a 900 million baht project in exchange for dropping Transport Minister…

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Piyabutr warns of serious consequences if Future Forward is dissolved

Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul is confident that his party will not be dissolved by the Constitutional Court and he warned that the country may face three adverse consequences if…

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Thanathorn invites supporters to his “final” political rally at Thammasat U on Saturday

Embattled Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has invited his supporters and members of the public to attend the party’s political gathering at the Rangsit campus of Thammasat University tomorrow…

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Korn says he is setting up new political party

Former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij, who resigned from the Democrat Party on Wednesday, admitted Thursday night that he is in the process of forming a new political party. He said…

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Flare-up at meeting of House Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Committee

A heated argument erupted, at a meeting of the House Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Committee this afternoon, between the committee chairman, Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet on one side and two committee…

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Another Democrat quits to join Korn in forming a new party

Former Democrat PM for Bangkok, Attawit Suwanpakdee, has quit the Democrat party, effective today, to join another former Democrat MP, Korn Chatikavanij, in forming a new political party. Atthawit, who…

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Motion to oust Seripisut from House Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Committee

An urgent motion has been submitted to the House of Representatives, by a group of Palang Pracharat MPs, demanding the removal of Seri Ruam Thai party leader, Pol Gen Seripisut…

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Arrest warrant issued for Palang Pracharat MP Waipote Arpornrat

The Pattaya Provincial Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of Palang Pracharat MP Pol Lt-Col Waipote Arpornrat, following his failure to appear at the court to a hear…

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Worth over ฿500m, ex Office of Buddhism chief declared ‘unusually wealthy’

National Office of Buddhism former director Nopparat Benjawattananant has been faulted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for being unusually wealthy, having suspiciously amassed assets worth about 575 million baht…

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FILE PHOTO – Incumbent Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President-elect William Lai attend a rally after their election victory, outside the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan January 11, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Taiwan president urges China to review policy after election win

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged China on Wednesday to review its policy towards the island, days after she won a landslide re-election victory, in a rebuke that…

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Korn leaves Democrat party after 15 years

After 15 years with the Democrat party, former finance minister and party-list MP Korn Chatikavanij has resigned his membership, reportedly because his role in the party’s economic team has been…

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured January 11, 2020) said the tensions in Iran that caused a jetliner to be shot down were “brought about by US actions”

Trudeau cites US ratcheting up tensions with Iran in plane’s downing

Victims of an Iran-downed jetliner would still be alive if not for a recent escalation of tensions partly triggered by the United States, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday….

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Kenneth Roth was supposed to give a press conference in Hong Kong to unveil the New York-based rights group’s latest global survey

China defends barring rights chief from Hong Kong

China on Monday defended barring the head of Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong, saying non-governmental organisations were responsible for political unrest in the semi-autonomous city and should “pay…

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Iran — under sanctions

“Off the Grid” of TRTWORLD gained rare access to Iran and talked to people inside and outside the capital Tehran about the effect of American sanctions . And found out…

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Show of force by supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended two separate politically motivated sports events in Bangkok this morning, with each side claiming several thousand participants in attendance. Those who…

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How US, Iran arrive at "no peace, no war" relationship

Interview with Dr. Srawut Aree, Director of Muslim Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University about tensions between US and Iran.#ThaiPBSWorld

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How US, Iran arrive at “no peace, no war” relationship

Thai PBS World talk to Dr. Srawut Aree, Director of Muslim Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University about tensions between US and Iran. #ThaiPBSWorld

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Thanathorn predicts more street protests against Prayut

Leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit predicted this morning that the Prayut government will face more street protests in the coming months as people are increasingly frustrated with what…

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House passes budget bill by 253 to 0 after four days of debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked members of the House of Representatives for approving the Government’s 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for the 2020 fiscal year, with a promise to…

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Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Saturday that it’s military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly…

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Thanathorn plus 4 acknowledge charges relating Pathumwan skywalk protest

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and four others reported to Pathum district police today (Friday), to acknowledge charges of holding a political gathering without permission at the Pathumwan skywalk…

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Parliamentary whips to decide on extension of budget debate

Parliamentary whips from both sides are expected to continue discussing the Opposition’s proposal for an extension, into next week, of the budget bill debate for the 2020 fiscal year. The…

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Budget debate walk-out after calls for more time were rejected by Gov.

The debate on the budget bill for the 2020 fiscal year almost collapsed Thursday evening after opposition MPs refused to take any further part, which they indicated by removing their…

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‘Big Joke’ lashes out at the national police chief interference in his shooting case

Former immigration chief Pol Lt-Gen Surachet “Big Joke” Hakparn hit out at the national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, for allegedly instructing the deputy national police chief, Pol Gen…

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Thai Foreign Minister criticized in parliament for Baghdad drone attack remark

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai was criticized by opposition MPs in parliament today over his controversial claim about receiving advance notice of the US drone attack, which killed an Iranian military…

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News anchor Sorrayuth’s fate to be decided Jan 21

The fall from grace of Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda, once one of the country’s best-known news anchors, is a reminder of pitfalls between professionalism and business perks.

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120-billion baht defence budget sails through the House after 3-hour debate

The Thai Government’s proposed 120 billion baht (~US$ 3.94Bn) defence budget for 2020 fiscal year sailed through its second and third readings in the House of Representatives late Wednesday night,…

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Thailand’s FM Don in hot water over claim of US tipoff about Baghdad drone attack

Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has come under heavy criticism for his public claim on Tuesday that the United States had informed Thailand in advance about the drone attack that…

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House commences debate on second and third readings of 2020 budget bill

The House of Representatives, this morning, began debating the second and third readings of the much-delayed 3.22 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 fiscal year, under the chairmanship of House…

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“Run against Dictatorship” organizers invite PM and ministers to join in

The organizing committee of the “Wing Lai Loong” (Run against Dictatorship) event, scheduled for this Sunday at the Rodfai (Railway) park, has invited Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and cabinet ministers…

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Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 U.S. election

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they have been edited, but not content that is parody or satire,…

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Mourners surround a truck carrying the flag draped coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades in the holy city of Qom south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The men were killed in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, Jan. 3 in Iraq. The funeral drew a crowd said by police to be in the millions in the Iranian capital, filling thoroughfares and side streets as far as the eye could see. (Amir Hesaminejad/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

Thailand urges parties in US-Iran conflict to exercise extreme restraint

The Thai government has called on all parties in the intensifying US-Iran not to escalate the situation. In a statement, released today (Monday) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the…

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PM urges all Thais to stop “bickering” and help build the country instead

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appealed to all Thais, regardless of their political differences and affiliations, to stop bickering and spreading hatred against one another, and make use of the…

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Palang Pracharat to detail Government performance to media every Sunday

The Palang Pracharat party is to embark on a charm offensive by holding a news conference every Sunday to talk about the week’s issues of public interest, progress in projects…

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Most poll respondents say top brass should not be senators automatically

Most respondents to a recent poll agree with House Speaker Chuan Leekpai’s suggestion that, if the Constitution is to be amended, the five military top brass and the national police…

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For decades, charter amendment has revolved around one thing

Over the past few days, three prominent political figures talked about proposed constitutional amendment. They may disagree on the timing, but an unspoken consensus is that it was no use…

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PM asks Opposition to focus censure debate on current government

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned the Opposition not to censure the performance of his previous administration and to concentrate on this government, which has been in the office for…

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An anti-government protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask takes part in a demonstration during New Year’s Day to call for better governance and democratic reforms in Hong Kong, China, January 1, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong in New Year’s Day protests: police

HONG KONG (Reuters) – About 400 people were arrested in New Year’s Day protests in Hong Kong after what started as a peaceful pro-democracy march of tens of thousands spiraled…

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Thailand’s Opposition gearing up for censure debate

The opposition Pheu Thai party will hold a meeting of its strategic committee and Chalerm Yubamrung’s ad hoc committee to finalize their plan for a censure debate against the government….

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PM promises to devote himself to the country and people

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised to dedicate every hour of his time to the good of the country and the people. In his New Year’s pledge, which was posted…

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Opposition to increase their efforts to amend charter

Next year, the Opposition will step up efforts, both inside and outside parliament, to make constitutional amendments a reality to allow fair and just political ground rules or all parties,…

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Thanathorn vows to fight for the basic rights of Thailand’s ethnic minorities

The opposition Future Forward party will, next year, press for state recognition of the basic rights of Thailand’s ethnic minorities, which include rights of access to state welfare and ancestral…

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Jatuporn urges Future Forward committee to quit as MPs before court ordered dissolution

United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) leader, Jatuporn Promphan, has repeated his advice that executive committee members of the Future Forward party, who are also MPs, resign their seats…

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FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard during a protest rally against a new citizenship law, in Mumbai, India, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

India tightens security for protests after Friday prayers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian authorities stepped up security in major cities on Friday and mobile data services were suspended in some places ahead of protests against a new citizenship…

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Former deputy finance minister Benja jailed for two years

Former deputy finance minister Benja Louicharoen and three former senior revenue officials were sentenced to two-year in prison without suspension today (Thursday ) after being found guilty of malfeasance in…

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Protesters queue for a free Christmas dinner offered by a local restaurant in Hong Kong, China, December 25, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

‘We’re all family now’: Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with…

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Thanathorn says he is not concerned that his party may be dissolved

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today (Wednesday) that he is not worried about the prospect of his party being disbanded by the Constitutional Court “because the Future Forward…

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Charter court to rule on Future Forward party “Illuminati case” on January 21st

The Constitutional Court is due to deliver a ruling on the “Illuminati” or sedition case, against the Future Forward party, party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul and the…

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang hosts the leaders of Japan and South Korea, with their nations focused on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

China hosts Japan, South Korea with eyes on nuclear North

China hosted the leaders of squabbling neighbours South Korea and Japan for their first meeting in over a year on Tuesday, flexing its diplomatic muscle with America’s two key military…

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Future Forward’s call for inquiry into “Illuminati Case” rejected by charter court

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has rejected the Future Forward party’s petition for an inquiry to be held into a sedition charge against the party, also known as the “Illuminati Case”. The…

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Palang Pracharat party wins Khon Kaen Constituency 7 by-election

Palang Pracharat candidate Somsak Khun-ngern has won the by-election in Khon Kaen’s Constituency 7 on Sunday, beating his rival from Pheu Thai party, Thanik Maseepitak by a margin of just…

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Poll rates Environment Minister Warawut as the most liked cabinet member

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa has been rated the most popular cabinet member, as far as kindness, efficiency, simplicity, approachability and helping the poor and farmers are concerned,…

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Ex-minister Thawee accused of trying to flee the scene after a road accident

Former cabinet minister Thawee Kraikupt allegedly tried to flee the scene of a car-motorcycle crash, in Potharam district of Ratchaburi province on Saturday, in which a 16-year old boy was…

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Trump slams House’s impeachment delay as ‘so unfair’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding off on sending the articles of impeachment against him to…

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Nida Poll indicates most people agree with Skywalk rally

Most respondents to a recent Nida Poll, by the National Institute of Development Administration, agree with the political rally, held at the Pathumwan skywalk on December 14th, by the Future…

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By-election campaigning underway in Khon Kaen’s Constituency 7

Palang Pracharat and the opposition Pheu Thai parties held their latest election campaign rallies in Constituency 7 of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Khon Kaen today (Saturday) to woo their supporters…

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Army chief accuses some of creating a ‘proxy crisis’ in Thailand

The current political situation in Thailand has the appearance of a ‘proxy crisis’, created by elements using others to wage a campaign against the Government, Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong…

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Chuan rebukes MP involved in planning parliament gay kiss stunt

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has reprimanded a member of the House Committee on the Affairs of Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Handicapped, Ethnic Minority Groups and Trans-genders for planning…

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