Politics

This picture taken on April 18, 2022 shows the exterior of Thailand’s Democrat Party headquarters in Bangkok. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Democrat Party hit with another major defection

The Democrat Party, Thailand’s oldest political party, has been dealt another blow with the resignation of one of its most senior members Trairong Suwankiri on Thursday. Trairong, an advisor of the…

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Move Forward Party cries foul against attempts to scuttle its Progressive Liquor Bill

Thailand’s opposition Move Forward Party is urging members of the public to voice their support for the party’s draft Progressive Liquor Bill openly and to share the party’s view on…

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House Speaker Chuan Leekpai

Tak Bai and Krue Se incidents to be raised in Thaksin’s libel trial against House Speaker

The Krue Se and Tak Bai massacres in Thailand’s south in 2004, during Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s administration, are set to be revisited in the trial in the Criminal Court…

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Chonlatee Numnoo, head of the “Leb Yiew” (hawk’s claw) task force and director of 6th regional office of the Office of Agricultural Research and Development

Head of crackdown on trade in unripe durian blames transfer on unscrupulous traders

The head of a task force, responsible for cracking down on the trade in unripe durian, claims that his abrupt transfer was engineered by a group of unscrupulous durian exporters,…

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Exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra / AFP

Thaksin hints at collusion behind “Tak Bai massacre”

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday blamed what he described as a collusion among some military officers for the incident in the conflict-ridden south of Thailand in 2004 in…

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High-profile attack prompts question: Is violence legitimate in Thai politics?

A little-known activist and self-declared red shirt earned media headlines – as well as praise from some government critics – by assaulting Thailand’s “complainer-in-chief”, Srisuwan Janya, last week. The incident…

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Can Korn Chatikavanij pull off his ‘brave’ political resurrection?

Former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij is making an ambitious political gamble by leaving a political party he cofounded just two years ago to lead a small 15-year-old party at the…

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Udom and Srisuwan simply elementary tests

Democracy is easy when everyone is agreeable. How conflicts are dealt with, peacefully and justly, is what truly separates it from authoritarianism or anarchy. Minor conflicts producing the kind of…

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Constitutional Court dissolves Thairaktham Party

The Thai Constitutional Court voted 7-2 today (Wednesday) to dissolve the Thairaktham Party, as recommended by the Election Commission, after finding that the party had breached the Political Parties Act…

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Cannabis Bill addresses all concerns raised by Democrat and Pheu Thai parties

The Cannabis Bill, which has been reviewed by the House Scrutiny Committee, addresses all the concerns raised by both the Democrat and Pheu Thai parties, said Suphachai Jaismut, head of…

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Thai political activist Srisuwan attacked at Technology Crime Suppression Division

Solo political activist Srisuwan Janya was physically attacked this morning (Tuesday), as he was giving an interview to the media, while he was at the office of Technology Crime Suppression…

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Thailand’s top stand-up comedian sticks nose into political divide

Stand-up comedian Udom “Nose” Taepanich is under the spotlight after jokes in his latest show drew criticism and ignited an online clash between supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Prayut…

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Opposition will ask EC to dissolve Bhumjaithai Party over its liberal cannabis policy

Opposition parties plan to ask Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) to dissolve the Bhumjaithai Party, for alleged violation of the Political Parties Act, over its policy to decriminalise cannabis. Opposition leader…

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New Chart Pattana Kla party leader vows to return prosperity to Thailand

Newly-elected leader of the Chart Pattana Kla Party, Korn Chatikavanij, has vowed to overhaul the Thai economy and bureaucracy, to bring prosperity and a better future for all Thais, with…

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Recent file photo of Move Forward declaring its stance on Article 112

Move Forward proposes amnesty for political, Article 112 offenders

The Move Forward Party, a political party known for its anti-establishment stance, has proposed a series of reforms as its platform for the next general elections that include amending the…

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Newin Chidchob is viewed as the party’s patriarch. Party leader Anutin and other Bhumjaithai politicians often refer to him as “Khru Yai” or the headmaster.(Photo by Buriram United)

Newin Chidchob: The kingmaker of Thai politics returns as election looms

Although officially out of politics, Newin Chidchob appears to be playing the role of kingmaker for prime ministerial candidate Anutin Charnvirakul from the coalition Bhumjaithai Party. Newin took the same…

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How Bhumjaithai becomes new political magnet

When Newin Chidchob, the de facto patriarch of Bhumjaithai Party, vowed last week that he will have its leader Anutin Charnvirakul installed as the next prime minister, he was definitely…

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Ratsadon protest group calls for House dissolution

Thailand’s anti-establishment Ratsadon group is demanding the dissolution of the House of Representatives, before the end of the House’s 4-year term in March, so that a general election can be…

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PM Prayut chairs first Cabinet meeting after temporary suspension ends

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired his first Cabinet meeting today (Wednesday) at Government House after being absent since the Constitutional Court suspended him from active duty pending a ruling on…

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Five cases, five wins: How Gen Prayut survived threats in the Constitutional Court

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has faced a total of five Constitutional Court cases that threatened to unseat him since taking power after the March 2019 general election General Prayut…

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King-maker Newin vows to support Anutin as next PM

Newin Chidchob, a veteran politician and the unofficial patriarch of Bhumjaithai Party, pledged Tuesday to help Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul to become prime minister after the next general elections….

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Anti-Prayut protesters launch campaign demanding PM’s ouster

Anti-Prayut protesters, led by Sombat Boonngarm-anong, launched a campaign today (Sunday) demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, by pasting stickers which read “Out Prayut” on a wall surrounding…

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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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Prawit Wongsuwan when he served recently as caretaker prime minister

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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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha / AFP

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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