Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (C) leaves Government House before the swearing-in ceremony for the new Thai cabinet in Bangkok on July 16, 2019. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

General Prawit accepts invitation to head Palang Pracharat party

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has, as had been widely anticipated, accepted the invitation, from a group of core party members, to become the new leader of Thailand’s ruling Palang…

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Prawit to be invited to head Palang Pracharat party on Tuesday

Members of Thailand’s ruling Palang Pracharat party will go to Government House on Tuesday to invite Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan to become the new party leader, replacing Mr. Uttama…

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General Prawit says he is not ready yet to become Palang Pracharat party leader

Breaking his long silence about speculation that he might be elected the new leader of the ruling Palang Pracharat party, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan told the Thai media today…

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Five opposition MPs vote for General Prawit after censure debate

Three Seri Ruam Thai MPs and two from the opposition Pheu Thai party have broken ranks to vote for Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, giving him more approval votes than…

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Piyabutr claims ex-Future Forward MPs duped by Pheu Thai

Former Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has revealed what he claims to be how MPs of the defunct party were cheated of their debating time by the core opposition…

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Pheu Thai questions PM’s excuse for staying in Army welfare housing

Pheu Thai party spokesman Anusorn Iamsa-ard has challenged the excuses offered by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and Interior Minister Anupong Paochai justifying their continued stay…

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Defence Ministry dismisses report on Gen Prawit’s wealth

Thailand’s Ministry of Defence has described as false a report on an overseas-based website which named Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, also defence minister, as being among Asia’s 45 richest…

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Future Forward deputy leader admits sharing fake news about Gen Prawit

Future Forward party deputy leader Lt-Gen Pongsakorn Rodchompoo has admitted to Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) police that he shared a fake news story about Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan…

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NACC in hot waters for absolving Gen Prawit in wristwatch scandal

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has landed itself in hot waters with its ruling that clears Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan in a scandal in which he was accused…

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Gen Prawit cleared of wrongdoings over the expensive wristwatch controversy

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has been cleared of any wrongdoings after the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) ruled today that all the 22 expensive designer wristwatches which he was seen…

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Gen Prawit’s expensive wristwatch probe to be wrapped up this month

Investigation into the scandal surrounding luxurious wristwatches worn by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan is expected to be wrapped up and its findings will be sent to the National Anti-Corruption…

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Gen Prawit given thumbs-up for efforts to solve non-formal debts

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan scored 9.8 out of a total of 10 in an opinion poll conducted by Suan Dusit Poll on public satisfaction toward the…

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