Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha answers questions during an open session at the parliament house in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The parliament session Wednesday is the first since Thailand enforced coronavirus restrictions, and it was considered a special session to discuss the government’s plan to fund stimulus packages for businesses and industries impacted by the pandemic.

Thai PM defends one trillion baht loan decree in parliament

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha defended his government’s decision to issue three executive decrees, one of which is to authorize the securing of a one trillion baht loan to cushion…

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Pheu Thai Party gears up to grill Government over 1.9 trillion baht loan

Opposition Pheu Thai Party is gearing up to grill the Government in parliament over three executive decrees, which authorize the administration to secure 1.9 trillion baht in loans to cushion…

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Prayut government faces first censure debate

The Prayut government has been in office for only seven months but is already facing its biggest political trial. It will be subject to a no-confidence debate by the opposition on Feb 24-26.

Posted by Thai PBS World on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Prayut government faces first censure debate

The Prayut government has been in office for only seven months but is already facing its biggest political trial. It will be subject to a no-confidence debate by the opposition…

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Constitutional Court ruling on budget bill challenged

Former Pheu Thai MP Wattana Muangsook has challenged the legitimacy of Friday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court, which states that the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for the 2020 fiscal…

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House to debate budget bill again on Feb 13th after Constitutional Court ruling

The House of Representatives is scheduled to convene on February 13th to consider the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for second and third readings, after the Constitutional Court ruled today…

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Parliamentary whips to decide on extension of budget debate

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Over 72 percent say they did not benefit from the policy debate – Super Poll

Over 72% of people surveyed by Super Poll said they gained nothing from the debate in parliament on the government’s policy statement, while 78.6% admitted they did not believe political…

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Seripisut loses his right to take part in second day of debate

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet was dealt a big blow this afternoon (Friday) by parliament president Chuan Leekpai, who ruled that the former police chief had…

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Chuan warns MPs against unruly conduct during the parliamentary debate on government policy statement

Members of parliament have been warned by the parliament’s president to be disciplined and to refrain from unruly behavior during the two-day debate on the government policy statement, which begins…

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Opposition to censure government and ministers during debate on government policy statement

The seven-party Opposition will seize the opportunity of the government’s policy statement to parliament, starting on July 25th, to censure the government as well as some individual ministers. Pheu Thai…

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Chuan says no time limit on debate in parliament over senator selection

Members of parliament will be given all the time they need to debate the issue of the controversial selection process for senators in the joint parliament meeting to elect the…

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Democrat advisory chief Chuan elected House speaker

The Democrat party’s chief advisor Chuan Leekpai has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, receiving 258 votes.  The other contender, Mr. Sompong Amornvivat of the Pheu Thai party,…

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Gen Prayut says no to election debate

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he will not take part in any political debate leading up to the election as it would be a waste of his working…

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EC non-committal on PM Prayut joining debates

Thailand’s Election Commission has given mixed signals as to whether current Prime Minister and head of the NCPO, Prayut Chan-o-cha, can legally take part in debates with other prime ministerial…

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After debate, Democrat members will decide on their next leader

Whatever the outcome of its ongoing leadership race, the Democrat Party can at least claim to have set a political precedent.  The three candidates joined in a debate yesterday as…

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