Chalermchai, the new Democrat party leader

Chalermchai Srion was elected the new Democrat Party leader today, pledging to rebuild party unity, lead the party forward and uphold the party’s principles and ideologies. He was the sole…

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Pheu Thai MP Khrumanit Sungpoom

Move Forward party warned by Pheu Thai MPs not to “play games”

Pheu Thai MP Khrumanit Sungpoom has warned the Move Forward party about widespread speculation that it plans to engage in political game play by expelling Deputy House Speaker Padipat Suntiphada…

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Acting Democrat leader says policy statement doesn’t match election pledges

Acting Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanawisit told parliament today (Monday) that the government’s policies, delivered by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, do not match those promised by the Pheu Thai party…

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Democrat MP, Chaichana Detdecho (right)

Rebel Democrat MP explains support for Srettha

One of the 16 rebel Democrat MPs, who defied a party resolution by voting for Pheu Thai party’s prime ministerial candidate Srettha Thavisin, has claimed that they did so because…

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Democrat party to elect a new leader this weekend

The Democrat party, the country’s oldest, will meet this Sunday to elect new party leader, after suffering the biggest loss in its history in the May general election. The new…

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Jurin quits as Democrat party leader

Jurin Laksanawisit has resigned as leader of the Democrat party to take responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the May 14th general election. In his Line message to Democrat…

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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 freezes prices of 46 products for another year

The Central Committee on the Price of Goods and Services has decided to freeze the prices of 46 items, including instant noodles, vegetable oil, canned food and five services, until…

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Jurin Laksanawisit: Democrat leader struggling to keep storm-hit party afloat

The “Prinn effect” has left the coalition Democrat Party at one of the lowest ebbs in its 76-year history and its eighth leader, Jurin Laksanawisit, in political hot water.  Multiple…

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More setbacks for Thailand’s Democrat party following another resignation

The Democrat party has been dealt more setbacks as an executive committee member, Mallika Boonmeetrakool Mahasook, quit the committee today (Monday), following in the footsteps of Dr. Kanok Wongtrangan, who…

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Democrat party leader offers public apology over sexual abuse controversy

Deputy Prime Minister and Democrat Party Leader Jurin Laksanawisit offered a public apology this morning (Tuesday) over the sexual abuse scandal implicating its former deputy leader, Prinn Panitchpakdi, and announced…

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Commerce ministry places 3-month ban on export of live pigs from Thailand

Effective today (Thursday), the export of live pigs from Thailand is banned for three months, after the Commerce Ministry decided yesterday on measures to ease runaway pork prices in the…

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Democrats formally nominate Dr. Suchatvee for Bangkok gubernatorial election

The Democrat Party’s executive committee today (Monday) unanimously nominated Prof. Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat, former rector of King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus, as its sole candidate to run…

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Thai Commerce Minister to chair probe into reports of used medical gloves being exported to US

A fact-finding committee, chaired by Thailand’s Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, will meet at Government House this afternoon (Wednesday) to begin an investigation into claims, made in a recent CNN report,…

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3 senior officials recommended to be sacked over dubious 112.5-Bln Baht rubber glove deal

Former acting director of Thailand’s state-run Public Warehouse Organization (PWO), Pol Col Roongroj Putthiyawat, and two senior officials in the same organization, have been found to have committed gross disciplinary…

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Jurin Laksanawisit

Democrat leader’s grip still strong despite murmurings of revolt

Jurin Laksanawisit promised to bring change and restore unity among members when he was elected as Democrat Party leader in May last year. One year on, that mission has yet…

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