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Thailand’s MPs begin second and final readings of the budget bill

The House of Representatives today (Wednesday) began the second and final readings of the budget bill for the 2021 fiscal year. The debate is scheduled to end tomorrow, but could…

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Opposition slams Thai Government for indifference to economic realities

Members of the Opposition described the 3.3 trillion baht 2021 fiscal budget as being disconnected from reality, with a likelihood that a large portion of the money will be wasted….

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Pheu Thai to boycott new debate and voting on budget bill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Proxy voting puts 2020 budget bill at risk

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

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Taiwan’s Tsai wins landslide in stinging result for China

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen declared a landslide victory in Saturday’s election as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing’s campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female…

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

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

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Parliamentary whips to decide on extension of budget debate

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

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

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

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Opposition abstained in budget vote so important spending is not delayed – Suthin

The Government’s 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 fiscal year passed the first reading in the House of Representatives Saturday night, after three days of debate, with 251 MPs…

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A joint meeting of the Cabinet and members of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) today. It was the last Cabinet meeting for the 15 ministers who are resigning. — Picture from Government House

2020 budget bill passes first reading in Parliament

After 3 days of debate, the Government’s 3.2 trillion baht 2020 fiscal budget bill sailed through its first reading in the House of Representatives today (Saturday), with 251 MPs voting…

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Seripisut rails against budget bill, challenging its legitimacy

Defiant Seri Ruam Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet has rejected the budget bill, claiming that it was drawn up by an illegitimate government, led by a Prime Minister…

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PM asks MPs to view national budget and government works as a whole

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asked all MPs, as he presented the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 fiscal year to the House of Representatives this morning (Thursday), not to…

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Government and Opposition given 18 hours each to debate budget bill

Government and Opposition whips have agreed on a three-day debate of the budget bill, starting tomorrow (Thursday) at 9.30 am, with each side being allotted 18 hours to speak. In…

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Opposition may support budget bill if Government acts on their recommendations

The opposition is ready to let the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 pass its first reading in the House of Representatives if the Government agrees to the Opposition’s…

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Government and Opposition brace for budget bill showdown

Government and Opposition parties are gearing up for a parliamentary showdown starting October 17th when the 3.2 trillion baht national budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is due for deliberation…

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Opposition vows not to vote for budget bill

10 days before the national budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is due to be debated in parliament, Opposition leader Sompong Amornvivat announced today that his MPS will not vote…

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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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