Politics

Anti-Prayut protesters rally at Bangkok’s Victory Monument

Protesters staged a rally at the Victory Monument in Bangkok at about 4pm today (Saturday), to oppose Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remaining in office after the Constitutional Court ruled yesterday…

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And the fight continues …

One chapter has just been closed. Prayut Chan-o-cha’s nail-biting survival act is in the middle of the book at most, with Thailand’s political turmoil only entering a new phase, where…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attends a no-confidence debate at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, July 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Prayut vows to push ahead with mega-projects

In his first reaction to the ruling by the Constitutional Court which reaffirms his premiership, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pledged to forge ahead with mega-projects initiated by his government. In…

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Constitutional Court rules that PM Prayut’s 8-year term in office has not expired

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled by a majority that, in accordance with the 2017 Constitution, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year term in office did not expire on August 24th. The…

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Security tight at Constitutional Court ahead of Prayut’s premiership term ruling today Friday

Thailand’s Constitutional Court and its offices have been declared restricted areas from 7pm Thursday night until 6am on Monday, ahead of the court’s ruling on the 8-year term in office…

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Will Prayut return as PM? Ball in Constitutional Court

All eyes across Thailand will be on the Constitutional Court on Friday (September 30), when it is scheduled to rule on whether General Prayut Chan-o-cha has completed eight years as…

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Somkid Jatusripitak: From economic wizard to Thailand’s next PM?  

The economic czar for several previous administrations, Somkid Jatusripitak is back in the spotlight and bidding to take the helm of the next government. The renowned economist recently announced his…

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EC announces dos and don’ts for parties, candidates and ministers in next 180 days

Thailand’s Election Commission announced a set of strict rules today (Tuesday) defining what political parties, potential election candidates and holders of political offices can and cannot do during the 180-days…

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Thailand’s Chart Pattana renamed Chart Pattana Kla party

The Chart Pattana party was officially renamed Chart Pattana Kla party at its extraordinary general meeting in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima today (Monday). Former Kla party leader Korn…

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Former Palang Pracharath MP Watanya warmly welcomed by Democrat party

Former Palang Pracharath (PPRP) party-list MP Watanya Bunnag, aka “Madame Dear”, officially joined the Democrat party today (Thursday) and received a warm welcome from party leader Jurin Laksanawisit and other…

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Thailand sets May 7, 2023 as the tentative date of next general election  

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has tentatively designated May 7th next year as the date for the next general election, if the House of Representatives is not dissolved by the prime…

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Former DPM Suthep acquitted of corruption by Supreme Court

Thailand’s Supreme Court Criminal Division for Political Office Holders found former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban not guilty today (Tuesday) of corruption in connection with the Royal Thai Police’s project…

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Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Potjaman Damapong at a mass pro-government rally in Bangkok on 03 March 2006. (Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP)

Potjaman, Paetongtarn and Thaksin: the power triangle behind Pheu Thai

Khunying Potjaman Damapong’s rare appearance at a Pheu Thai Party rally on September 10 was viewed as symbolic for a woman believed to be the party’s de-facto chief. Her ex-husband,…

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Ekkachai Srivilas: The soldier turned peacemaker for Thailand’s bitter political conflicts

Soldier turned peace campaigner, General Ekkachai Srivilas was best remembered for his role as director of the Office for Peace and Governance at King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI). That was the…

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Charter Court issue ruling on PM Prayut’s term in office on September 30th

The Constitutional Court has scheduled the issuance of a ruling on suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year term in office on September 30th at 3 pm. According to the court’s…

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Ratsadon protest leader “Penguin” and three others get suspended jail terms

Pro-democracy Ratsadon protest leader Parit Chiwarak, aka “Penguin”, and three other protesters were given two-month prison terms today (Monday), suspended for one year, by the Don Mueang District Court over…

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Auditor General probe sought into move of BMA funding from drainage to outdoor seminars

The Kla Party will ask the Office of the Auditor-General to investigate the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) over the diversion of about 10 million baht, originally allocated for drainage and…

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New leader of Thailand’s “For the National” party emphasises equality as top priority

Members of the For the National Party (Pheu Chart) elected a new 15-member executive committee yesterday (Saturday) with Pawitsarat Tiyapairat as the new party leader. Daughter of former House Speaker…

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Nipon Boonyamanee among rare breed of Thai politicians who quits to face music  

It is rare for Thai politicians to voluntarily vacate their seats, not to mention a coveted ministerial post. But that was exactly what Deputy Interior Minister Nipon Boonyamanee did last…

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Bangkok Governor Chadchart explains his working style

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said today (Friday) that he has his own style of working, which is to go directly to see the problems at first hand, to meet with…

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Thailand’s Charter Court asks for more information on PM’s term case

The Constitutional Court is scheduled to meet again on September 14th, to discuss the 8-year term in office of suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, after it instructed the secretary-general of…

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Bill to end the rights of senators in the selection of Thailand’s prime minister ditched by parliament

The hopes of non-governmental organisations to strip senators of the right to select the prime minister after the next election have been dashed, after parliament rejected their bill to amend…

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A closer look at the Constitutional Court’s 9 judges as PM tenure ruling looms

Thailand’s Constitutional Court is poised to issue its ruling on the expiry date of suspended prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year tenure after a special meeting of the nine judges was…

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Suspended PM insists his term in office has not yet expired

Suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted that his 8-year term in the job did not expire on August 24th, as posited by opposition parties, because his term should be…

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Former DPM Somkid appointed chairman of Sarng Anakot Thai Party

The Sarng Anakot Thai Party has appointed former Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak as its chairman, after he formally applied to become a party member last Friday and was given…

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Is Gen Prawit maneuvering to become Thailand’s next PM?

Since his very first day as acting prime minister, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has aroused suspicion that he intends to take the post from the current holder. General Prayut Chan-o-cha was…

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Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan during an inspection tour in Krabi on Monday.

Prawit insists he has no power to reshuffle Cabinet

Acting Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday dismissed speculation of a possible Cabinet reshuffle. “I am just a caretaker prime minister. I cannot reshuffle the Cabinet,” said Prawit when…

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NGOs to rally at parliament Tuesday to urge charter change to clip senators’ wings

Non-governmental organisations, under the umbrella of the NGO Coordinating Committee and the People’s Network, have issued an open letter to all political parties, urging them to vote for a proposed…

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Charter Court to hold special meeting Thursday to consider Prayut’s 8-year term

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has scheduled a special meeting of the judges this Thursday, to discuss suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year term in the office. A well-informed source close to…

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Thai Deputy Interior Minister Nipon quits fight charge of alleged misconduct

Deputy Interior Minister Nipon Boonyamanee has resigned from his post to face trial in the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases on a charge of malfeasance, for his refusal…

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Charter Court ruling on PM’s term will be a “breaking point” – UDD leader Jatuporn

A ruling from the Constitutional Court on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year term in office, whether it is in his favour or not, will be the “breaking point” for the…

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Former DPM Somkid quits Saha Pathana to prepare for political comeback

One of Thailand’s former Finance Ministers, Somkid Jatusripitak, has quit as chairman and director of Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Plc (SPI), effective August 31st, apparently with the intention to join the…

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Chart Pattana and Kla parties enter formal political alliance

The Chart Pattana and Kla parties formally announced the formation of a political alliance today (Friday), to compete in the next general election and in the hope of becoming a…

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Demonstrators hold a Thai flag whilst riding on motorbikes during a protest calling for the resignation of prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha over the Thai government’s handling of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, in Bangkok on August 22, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Protest at Ratchaprasong this weekend to demand removal of the “3-Ps”

A political group, jointly led by the leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), Jatuporn Prompan, and Nititorn Lamlua, is planning to hold a rally this weekend,…

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Domestic political turmoil poses challenge in hosting APEC Summit  

As Thailand waits anxiously for a court verdict that will determine the political future of General Prayut Chan-o-cha and whether he stays on as the country’s prime minister, the clock is…

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The prime minister’s chair is left vacant as Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan chooses the seat for deputy prime minister.

Prawit plays down Cabinet reshuffle speculation

Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan today dismissed speculation about an imminent Cabinet reshuffle. “Why should there be a Cabinet reshuffle when the government can still get things done?,” he said…

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Thailand’s acting PM gets qualified prime ministerial authority under new edict

Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan now has full decision-making powers on matters concerning budget and staff, under a ministerial edict approved by the cabinet today (Tuesday), said Deputy Prime Minister…

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EC – Next election may not be held according to amended charter if House is dissolved too soon

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will not have the legal authority to hold the next general election under the amended Constitution, which divides the country into 400 constituencies, if the House…

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Former Thai MP Sira Jenjaka sentenced to 16 months in prison

Former Palang Pracharath MP Sira Jenjaka was sentenced to 16 months in prison without suspension today (Monday), after Don Mueang District Court found him guilty on five counts of defamation…

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Verdict on Prayut’s tenure in 30 days soonest

The nature of the decision by the constitutional court last Wednesday might have been unexpected for many people, as it ordered Prayut Chan-o-cha to cease performing his duties as prime…

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The rise to power of ‘big brother’ Prawit Wongsuwan, new caretaker PM

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan is generally considered a weak link in Prayut Chan-o-cha’s administration, tainted by the scandal over a multimillion-baht wristwatch collection, despite his repeated denials of…

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Acting PM Prawit declines to comment on Cabinet reshuffle speculation

Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan today (Friday) declined to comment on speculation that a Cabinet reshuffle is in the cards under his watch. “There is nothing to it,” said Prawit…

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Thai Supreme Court suspends Deputy Education Minister

The Supreme Court accepted a petition today (Friday), filed by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) against Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Vilawan, for an alleged serious violation of or non-compliance with…

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Thai parliament passes anti-torture and enforced disappearance law

The draft Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act, with its 34 sections, was finally passed on Wednesday (August 24) and will become effective in 4 months, following…

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Does court ruling signal the end of PM Prayut’s time in power? 

Now that the court has suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from duty after agreeing to rule on his eight-year term limit, an important question arises: What next? The Constitutional Court’s…

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Caretaker Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan

What power does Prawit have as acting PM?

The decision by the Constitutional Court to suspend Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from active duty might have fallen short of the expectations of the opposition bloc and anti-government demonstrators, but…

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Weeks of tension, tightropes and looking over shoulders

A major political suspense is materializing following Wednesday’s Constitutional Court decision to suspend Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from duty. But it will also a period when everyone is restless, has…

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Thai finance minister says committed investment projects unaffected by political risks

Wednesday’s suspension of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from his duties by Thailand’s charter court may raise questions over whether investor confidence and public investments are being affected. The country’s finance…

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Thai PM suspended from duty by Charter Court, Deputy Prawit becomes acting PM

After a unanimous vote to accept a petition from the opposition bloc in Parliament, seeking a Constitutional Court ruling on Prayut’s eight-year term in office and on a 5-4 majority…

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Thailand’s parliament has passed the 2023 budget bill

After a five-day debate, the 3.185 trillion-baht budget bill has passed its final reading in the lower house, with 258 MPs voting in favour and 180 against. Next, the bill…

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Protest groups vow to return Wednesday to press for PM’s resignation

Various groups have vowed to stage renewed protest rallies at the Democracy Monument, after most of them dispersed late last night (Tuesday), with some choosing to spend the night in…

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Prayut’s political fate now in the hand of Charter Court

All eyes are on the Constitutional Court today when it’s expected to start deliberating a petition by the opposition bloc that would determine Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s political future. The…

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Thai labour groups call for pay rise and resignation of the prime minister

Fifteen labour groups and their alliances rallied today (Tuesday), at the Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon, to demand wage rises and the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The…

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha leaves after his weekly cabinet meeting at the Government House in Bangkok on August 23, 2022. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Whatever Charter Court’s ruling, “General Prayut” will not go away easily

As if political pundits these days didn’t have enough to chew on, Prayut government’s top legal expert Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Monday opened what might seem to be…

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NACC will be asked to probe the conduct of Thailand’s Election Commission

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will be asked to investigate the conduct of the Election Commission (EC) over its rejection of Srisuwan Janya’s petition, seeking a ruling from the Constitutional…

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Police brace for protesters near Government House on Tuesday

Thai police are using cargo containers, razor wire and steel barricades to block traffic at Chamaimaruchet and Makkhawan Rangsan bridges today (Tuesday) to prevent protesters from getting close to Government…

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Over 93% do not want Thai PM to remain in office after 8 years – Survey

More than 93% of respondents say that they object to the prime minister remaining in office after eight years, according to an opinion survey, conducted via phone, by a group…

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House Speaker to submit petition concerning PM’s term to Constitutional Court on Monday

Chuan Leekpai, President of Thailand’s National Assembly and House Speaker, is expected to submit the opposition parties’ petition to the Constitutional Court today (Monday), to seek a ruling on Prime…

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Ratsadon group rallies again to demand Thai PM’s resignation  

Political activist groups rallied again today (Sunday) at the Democracy Monument, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha by August 24th, contending that his 8-year term in the…

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Specter of Thaksin’s tax saga returns to haunt Thailand

Supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra say the recent Central Tax Court ruling in his favour proves his innocence in a multibillion-baht tax case. But his critics argue the verdict instead confirmed…

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Activist’s bid to seek charter court ruling on PM’s term in office rejected

Thailand’s ombudsman has rejected a petition, filed by political activist Srisuwan Janya demanding that the ombudsman seek a ruling from the Constitutional Court over Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year term…

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Opposition seeks Constitutional Court ruling on PM’s term in office

Thailand’s opposition parties submitted a petition, through House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Wednesday), to seek the Constitutional Court’s ruling on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year term in office. Signed by…

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Youth groups, eyeing change, wait with bated breath for ruling on PM

August 24 has portents of becoming judgement day as leaders of many youth movements are planning major protests if Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha holds on to power he seized eight…

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Law lecturers advise Constitutional Court judges PM’s term expires by Aug 24

A group of 51 law lecturers from 15 universities have submitted an open letter, addressed to the president and judges of the Constitutional Court, insisting that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s…

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“100” VS “500”: What is the fuss all about?

Now that the bill that would benefit small political parties with a greater chance of winning party list MP seats in the next general elections has been killed, things will…

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PPRP MP Watanya Bunnag quits party, parliament, following House meeting collapse

Palang Pracharath party-list MP Watanya Bunnag, aka “Madame Dear”, announced her resignation as a member of parliament and from the party this morning (Tuesday), apparently in a show of responsibility…

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Musician-activist sentenced to six years for lèse majesté over Facebook posts

Thailand’s Criminal Court sentenced a musician who is also a member of the pro-democracy group to six years in prison today (Monday) after finding him guilty of lèse majesté over…

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Progressive Movement candidate wins Dan Samrong sub-district mayoral by-election

The Progressive Movement’s candidate won Samut Prakan’s Dan Samrong sub-district’s mayoral by-election yesterday (Sunday) in the unofficial count, beating the runner up by more than 2,000 votes. The candidate, Paisan…

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“Doing parliamentary duties” is a divisive term

Hotly-contested bill favouring small parties in elections killed

An election bill designed to benefit small political parties with a better chance of winning party-list MP seats in the next general elections was effectively killed this morning after the…

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Prayut and his brothers-in-arms plot path back to power after election

New political parties are being launched to extend the rule of the so-called “3Ps” – generals Prayut, Prawit and “Pock” – after the next election, say political analysts. Ruamthai Sarngchart…

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Pheu Thai Party will not attend special joint sitting of parliament to deliberate electoral bill

Thailand’s core opposition party, Pheu Thai, will stay away from the joint special sitting of the House and Senate tomorrow (Monday), being convened to deliberate the final reading of the…

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Somkid Chueakong, Pheu Thai MP and opposition deputy chief whip

Thai opposition to petition Charter Court next week for ruling on PM’s term in office

Thailand’s opposition parties have decided to submit a petition, through House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, to the Constitutional Court this Wednesday to seek a ruling on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year-term…

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Parliament vice president refutes allegation he took order to adjourn meeting

Vice President of Thailand’s Parliament and Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, categorically refuted today (Thursday) a suggestion that he had received an order from someone to adjourn the joint sitting of…

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Pro-democracy activists reiterate demands at Wednesday’s rally after long hiatus

Pro-democracy groups have reiterated their core demands, for monarchy reform, the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his clique and the drafting of a People’s Constitution, at a rally…

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Electoral law amendment bill doomed as joint sitting of parliament lacks quorum

The bill to amend the organic law on the election of MPs, which seeks to return to using 500 seats as the basis for the calculation of party-list seats in…

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After hiatus, rally resumes at Thammasat Rangsit to mark August 10, 2020 protest

Anti-establishment groups are holding a rally at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus this evening (Wednesday) to commemorate the second anniversary of the August 10th, 2020 protest in which the ten demands…

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DPM Prawit claims Prayut may be able to stay on as Thai PM for 2 more years

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may be able to remain in office for two more years, if the Constitutional Court rules that his 8-year term does not come to an end…

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Three scenarios for destruction of ‘doomed’ election formula

The draft bill to amend the electoral law – which saw a last-minute change in the calculation method for party-list MPs – now seems to be doomed. The joint Parliament…

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Ex-PM Thaksin wins 17 billion baht Revenue Department tax case

Exiled former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has won a tax case, involving the Revenue Department, after the Central Tax Court ruled that the department’s order for his two children…

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Thai Liberal Party seeks dissolution of 7 micro parties over bribery allegations 

Leader of Opposition’s Thai Liberal Party Sereepisuth Temeeyaves submitted a petition to the Election Commission (EC) today (Monday) demanding the dissolution of seven micro parties for allegedly receiving bribes, which…

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Election Commission to consider petition on Thai PM’s term in office

Thailand’s Election Commission will hold a meeting to consider a petition, submitted by political activist Srisuwan Janya, asking the election watchdog to seek a Constitutional Court ruling on whether Prime…

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Mentally ill man indicted on lèse majesté charge in Ubon Ratchathani

A mentally ill former military conscript was indicted on a lèse majesté charge on Wednesday for allegedly destroying pictures of HM the King, in Trakan Phuet Phon district of the…

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Two Thai hunger striking activists held on remand granted bail

Two monarchy reform activists, being held on remand and who have been on a hunger strike since June 2nd, were granted conditional release on bail by the Bangkok South Criminal…

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Senators, MPs boycott parliamentary meeting forcing another adjournment

A joint meeting of the Senate and House adjourned without convening yesterday (Wednesday) due to the absence of a quorum, after a number of senators and MPs boycotted the session,…

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3 weeks or 5 years – how much longer can Prayut legally stay in power?

Questions over whether Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha can legally remain in office after August 24 have resurfaced as the date approaches. On that date, Gen Prayut will have been in…

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PM Prayut’s advisor named leader of new party

A veteran politician and advisor to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was today appointed leader of Ruam Thai Sang Chart, a newly-formed political party which is seen as a political vehicle…

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Thanikan Pornpongsaroj

MP gets one-year jail term for letting someone vote on her behalf

The Thai Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders sentenced Palang Pracharath MP for Bangkok Thanikan Pornpongsaroj to one year in prison today (Wednesday), suspended for two years, and…

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House budget committee agrees to restore ฿369m budget to RTAF for combat jet purchase

The House Budget Scrutiny Committee agreed by 45:22 votes today (Wednesday) to restore 369 million of the 738 million baht requested by the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) for fiscal…

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Thai PM’s term in office challenged by group of 99 academics and activists

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s term in office has been challenged by a group of 99 academics, activists and people from various professions, all of whom signed a petition letter demanding…

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Rally at Supreme Court to demand release of two hunger-striking activists

A group of pro-democracy activists rallied in front of the Thai Supreme Court in Bangkok this morning (Monday), to demand the release of two anti-establishment activists who have been on…

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Pheu Thai to seek NACC probe over party-list seat calculation change

Thailand’s main opposition party Pheu Thai is planning to ask the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to investigate the conduct of senators and MPs who vote in favour of amending the…

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It could be “so near yet so far” again for birthday boy

A Pheu Thai “landslide” is very likely, no matter how the party-list calculation fights end. In fact, despite the Thai Raksa Chart setback and failure to win a single party-list…

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Ex-MP Sira Jenjaka given suspended sentence of eight months for defamation

Former Palang Pracharath MP for Bangkok Sira Jenjaka was sentenced to eight months in prison and fined 40,000 baht today (Wednesday) by the Bangkok South Criminal Court, after he was…

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Talks held between Thailand and Saudi Arabia to set cooperation framework

A high-level Thai delegation was in Saudi Arabia on July 25th and 26th to hold discussions between counterparts to form a framework of cooperation in investment and other areas, according…

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Thai cabinet extends State of Emergency until end of September

The cabinet agreed yesterday (Tuesday) to extend the State of Emergency, from August 1st to September 30th, citing the need to control the spread of COVID-19, especially the new Omicron…

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Gen Anupong Paochinda: From coup-maker to interior minister facing ‘party putsch’

Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda was hit by the highest no-confidence vote among the 11 Cabinet members targeted by the opposition in last week’s censure debate. Of the 212 votes against…

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EC, NACC asked to probe bribery allegedly involving MPs ahead of censure vote

A senior member of the opposition Thai Liberal party will ask the Election Commission (EC) to investigate alleged bribery implicating some MPs in smaller parties ahead of the censure debate…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attends a no-confidence debate at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, July 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai PM and ten ministers survive latest censure debate

After intense behind-the-scenes lobbying and horse-trading to secure the votes of MPs from the smaller parties, known as the Group of 16, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and 10 other ministers…

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The Rolls-Royce bribery scandal that sent Thai national airline into nosedive

A bribery scandal involving Thailand’s national airline and British jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is back in the media spotlight after the Thai anti-graft agency concluded that their engine procurement deal…

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Move Forward party leader slams government for its significant failures

Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat accused the government, during the final day of the censure debate today (Friday), of complete failure in three strategic areas intended to drive Thailand…

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