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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar grimaces during a press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in Stockholm, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP)

More Brexit questions than answers as Oct. 31 deadline nears

LONDON (AP) — Well over three years after Britain announced it would split from the European Union, everything regarding Brexit is still in limbo and early hopes of an amicable…

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Hong Kong protesters rally against plan for mask ban

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched in the city center ahead of reported plans by the city’s embattled leader to deploy emergency powers to ban people from…

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12 politicians and academics face inciting unrest rap for comments on charter rewrite

The forward command of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) yesterday lodged a complaint with Pattani’s Muang district police, accusing seven politicians and four academics of engaging in activities which…

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Hong Kong government mulls face mask ban at protests: reports

Hong Kong’s government was expected to meet Friday to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters from wearing face masks, in a move opponents said would be…

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PM warns many will suffer if budget bill fails in parliament

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned that a lot of people, including many farmers, would suffer if the budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is not approved by parliament within…

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Health Minister tells supporters of 3 controversial herbicides to spell out their merits

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has challenged supporters of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos to spell out the merits of the chemicals to him directly. “Why has…

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Britain’s Johnson sets out defence of new Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his senior ministers on Thursday before setting out on a delicate mission to convince sceptical EU leaders to back his new Brexit plan.  …

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Kasetsart U lecturer in hot water for proposing change to Section 1 of the Constitution

A political activist has called on Kasetsart University to take disciplinary action against a lecturer, for proposing the amendment of Section 1 of the Constitution, in order to set an…

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Future Forward’s trouble both internal and external

Controversial media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul has made an intriguing point the other day when he warned Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit against falling into a trap of old-fashion politics. The…

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Sudarat claims PM will defy Constitution if he does not support amendments

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be held accountable for violating the Constitution if he does not support efforts bid by both government and opposition parties to amend the charter. This…

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Civic groups doubt Democrat party’s stance on three controversial herbicides

Civic and consumer protection groups, which have been persistently campaigning for a complete ban on the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, have submitted a letter to the Democrat party…

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Prosecutors drop case against Thanathorn over his criticism of attempts to get Opposition MPs to defect.

The public prosecutors have decided not to indict Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and two other party members on charges of spreading false information to discredit members of the…

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PM warns private and public sectors to cooperate in reducing harmful emissions

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today warned members of the public and the private sector to significantly reduce their carbon and dust emissions or face tougher action by the government. His…

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EC decides to strip Khon Kaen MP Nawath of his MP status

The Election Commission (EC) has ruled that Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen, Mr. Nawath Tohcharoensook, is no longer qualified to be an MP, after he was convicted and sent…

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Thanathorn says Future Forward by-election win in Nakhon Pathom will be the beginning of the end of this government

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today that, if the opposition bloc wins the by-election in Constituency 5 of Nakhon Pathom on October 23rd, it will be the first…

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Thanathorn dares DPM Prawit to meet him face-to-face

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has dared Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan to summon him for questioning whether the party might be linked to a protest, by a group…

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Probe urged into link between Future Forward party and protest against PM in New York

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said today (Friday) that that an investigation should be launched into whether the Future Forward party was connected with a protest against Prime Minister…

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a community dialogue with selected participants at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Scores of protesters chanted slogans outside a stadium in downtown Hong Kong as embattled city leader Carrie Lam began a town hall session Thursday aimed at cooling down months of demonstrations for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong leader’s town hall fails to persuade protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s beleaguered leader Carrie Lam faced her public with humility, but she may not get the response she hoped for.   In a face-off with…

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Death sentence adds to Pheu Thai’s woes

“Leaders without maturity, who refuse to listen to cautions from well-meaning people, who are unaware that their mistakes can cause a damaging domino effect, can never make societies in critical…

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Hong Kong leader endures barrage of anger at town hall meeting

HONG KONG (AFP) — Hong Kong’s embattled leader endured a barrage of criticism at a town hall meeting Thursday night that laid bare anger coursing through the city after months…

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Former French president Chirac dies at 86

Former French president Jacques Chirac, a centre-right career politician who served as head of state from 1995 to 2007, has died, his family told AFP on Thursday. He was 86….

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PM says Thailand aiming to become a high income country in 17 years

Thailand is aiming to become a country with high average income in the next 17 years, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told his audience at a hotel in New York yesterday….

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Protesters against PM in New York can’t speak Thai or know Thailand’s location on a map

A small group of people, believed to be Mexicans and Peruvians, rallied in front of a hotel in New York, where Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Thai delegation were…

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Chaturon, Wattana and Chusak off the hook after prosecutors drop charges

Public prosecutors have dropped charges of incitement to public unrest against two core members of the Pheu Thai party and the former strategy chief of the defunct Thai Raksa Chart…

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EC orders by-election in Samut Prakan after a Palang Pracharat MP is yellow-carded

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has ordered a by-election to be held in Constituency 5 of Samut Prakan province after Palang Pracharat MP, Mr. Krung Srivilai, was issued with a yellow…

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Pheu Thai Khon Kaen’s MP sentenced to death for murder of local official

A Pheu Thai MP for the northeastern province of Khon Kaen was today (Tuesday) sentenced to death by the provincial court after he was found guilty of masterminding the murder…

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UK Supreme Court rules suspension of Parliament was illegal

LONDON (AP) — In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain’s highest court ruled Tuesday that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown…

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Pheu Thai threatens to expose government’s bid to lure its MPs to defect

The Pheu Thai party has threatened to expose the government’s various attempts, including financial offers and intimidation, to lure its MPs to defect to the Palang Pracharat Party. Pheu Thai…

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Two MPs on ONACC’s watch list for inflating value of Lek Lai and Buddha amulets in declaration

The Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission has placed Palang Thai Rak Thai party leader Kathathep Techadetruangkul, who declared two magnetite pieces as assets worth about one billion baht, on…

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Future Forward party’s military service bill advocates voluntary recruitment

The Future Forward party has completed its drafting of a military service bill, which does away with conscription by means of drawing lots and the territorial defense course for students…

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Thanathorn unfazed by EC’s probe into loans to Future Forward party

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today (Saturday) that he is not worried about the Election Commission’s meeting next week to consider the case involving the party receiving two…

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PM unperturbed by Opposition’s plan to question his ethical standards

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appears unperturbed by the Opposition’s plan to demand an investigation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission into his alleged gross violation of ethical standards by failing to…

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Criminal Court acquits six pro-election activists

Six pro-election activists were acquitted by the Criminal Court this morning (Friday) after they were found not guilty of illegal public assembly, as charged by the public prosecutors.   The…

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Opposition to consider fresh debate over next three months – Piyabutr

The Opposition will discuss, over the next three months before parliament resumes for a new session, another debate with a vote to be taken after the debate, against Prime Minister…

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Charter Court clarifies PM’s status as junta leader

The Constitutional Court ruled this afternoon (Wednesday) that the head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is not an “other official of the state”, clearing the way…

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Pheu Thai and Future Forward secretaries-general demand Prime Minister’s resignation

Opposition MPs kicked off their debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha with calls, from Pheu Thai secretary-general Anudit Nakhontap and Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, for the resignation of the…

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Chuan rejects last-minute bid to cancel Opposition debate

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has dismissed a last-minute bid, by a Palang Pracharat MP, to ditch today’s Opposition debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the grounds that it may…

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Opposition promises hard time for PM in tomorrow’s debate

The opposition has promised a hard time for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during the Opposition debate in the House tomorrow over his incomplete recital of the oath before His Majesty…

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Thailand’s inflation rate may increase as oil prices surge after Saudi drone attacks

Higher global crude oil prices following Saudi oil attacks may increase Thailand’s inflation rate this year by 0.3 percent, according to Kasikorn Research Center. The think tank made an assessment…

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Hong Kong leader says public dialogue aimed at easing tensions to begin next week

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader said on Tuesday that she would engage directly with her governing team in a dialogue with the community next week, while reiterating calls…

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Arisman’s wife sentenced to 2 months in prison for concealing assets

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Offices today sentenced former Pheu Thai’s party-list MP Mrs. Rapeepan Pongruangrong to two months’ imprisonment, without suspension, after finding her guilty…

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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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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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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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