NBTC board urged to ditch True-DTAC merger plan

Thailand’s opposition Move Forward party is urging the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to block the planned merger between two mobile phone service operators, True Corporation (True) and Total…

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Move Forward party leader slams government for its significant failures

Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat accused the government, during the final day of the censure debate today (Friday), of complete failure in three strategic areas intended to drive Thailand…

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY “Thailand-south-unrest-rights-Britain,FOCUS’ by Aidan Jones This picture taken on March 2, 2010 shows a Thai soldier using a GT200 detector as he patrols the streets of Yala, in Thailand’s restive south. Human rights activists say more than 400 people have been locked up — some for up to two years — on the basis of spurious evidence gleaned by the device, which is at the centre of a British fraud probe and that experts say is useless. AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO / AFP

PM says legal action already taken against local supplier of fake bomb detectors

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the Opposition today that the Ministry of Defence has already taken legal action against the local suppliers of the bogus bomb detectors, known as…

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PM spars with Move Forward MP during censure debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha engaged in an animated verbal exchange, during the censure debate this morning (Thursday), with Move Forward MP Amarat Chokepamitkul, accusing the party of involvement in anti-Monarchy…

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PM Prayut admits to being sole coup-maker, as Deputy Prawit defends himself in censure debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has admitted to being the individual behind the May 2014 coup in Thailand, as he raised his hand, quite proudly, when referred to by his Deputy…

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Transport Ministry’s MR-Map mega project targeted in censure debate

The Thai Transport Ministry’s mega project to build a high-speed, dual-track railroad system and motorways at a total cost of 5.7 trillion baht was targeted by the Opposition during the…

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Anutin challenged for decriminalisation of cannabis ahead of appropriate legislation

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was accused today (Tuesday), by the Opposition, of deliberately creating a “legal vacuum” in Thailand, in which there is no law to enable control…

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Can Move Forward survive latest wave of dissolution threats?      

The opposition Move Forward Party has been cleared of serious charges that threatened its dissolution after the Election Commission (EC) decided not to forward an accuser’s complaint to the Constitutional…

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Move Forward MP reports to police to hear criminal defamation charge

Move Forward party-list MP Rangsiman Rome reported to the Bang Khun Non police this morning (Friday), to acknowledge a criminal defamation charge filed against him in connection with claims he…

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Arrest warrant issued for Move Forward MP over controversial censure debate claims

MP Rangsiman Rome, of Thailand’s Move Forward Party, is now the subject of an arrest warrant after twice failing to report to police in the past month, in response to officialsummonses. The summonses were issued in relation to a criminal defamation charge, following claims…

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Taopiphop Limjittrakorn: The home brewer turned MP shaking up Thailand’s liquor industry

A young man’s passion for craft beer has taken him to heights most Thais can only dream of – a seat in Parliament where he is now fighting to break…

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Introducing Wiroj as the party’s Bangkok hopeful, Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat said no other potential candidate had “the party DNA” like him. (Photo by Move Forward Party Facebook page)

Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn: Bangkok governor candidate a bridge to Move Forward govt?

The opposition Move Forward Party has finally come up with a candidate for the Bangkok gubernatorial election expected in the next few months. For many party supporters, Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn is…

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“Doing parliamentary duties” is a divisive term

Government blocks opposition bid for debate on royal motorcade incident

Governing coalition parties today (Wednesday) successfully blocked an attempt by the opposition Move Forward party to have a debate in the House of Representatives over the blocking, by anti-establishment protesters,…

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Parliament divided over support for a ‘People’s Constitution’ draft

The Thai parliament is clearly divided over the “People’s Constitution” draft, with non-elected senators and government MPs opposing it and opposition MPs, from the Pheu Thai and Move Forward parties,…

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Thai PM firm on government stance on not amending lèse majesté law

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has made clear that his government will not amend the country’s controversial lèse majesté law, as is being demanded by some opposition parties and anti-establishment groups….

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Police asked to probe Move Forward MP over army’s ‘IO’ allegation

Thailand’s Second Army Region has filed a complaint with the police in Muang district of the northeastern province of Nakhon Sawan against an MP of the Move Forward Party, for…

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Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn, the firebrand MP grilling Thailand’s vaccine strategy

Debutant MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn from the opposition Move Forward Party has campaigned relentlessly for full disclosure of the government’s vaccine procurement contracts, insisting that transparency is vital in the fight…

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Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat lays flowers for the victims of the Thammasat University massacre on October 6, 1976, during the annual commemoration ceremony for the event at Thammasat University in Bangkok on October 6, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

‘Illuminati’ accuser returns to haunt Thailand’s progressive Move Forward Party

Move Forward, Thailand’s second-largest opposition party, has been hit by accusations that could result in its dissolution after less than a year in politics. Move Forward or Kao Klai is…

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A protester gives the three-finger salute at a demonstration against section 112, Thailand’s royal defamation lese majeste law, at Victory Monument in Bangkok on January 16, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Fresh push to abolish lese majeste law triggers fierce pushback from Thai establishment

Thailand’s heated debate over the lèse-majesté law has been revived, with supporters and detractors clashing on social media following the arrest of dozens of alleged violators in recent weeks. Some…

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Environment Ministry considers quicker ban on 4 plastic products in Thailand

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is considering bringing forward, by 1-2 years, the imposition of a complete ban on the use of single-use plastic bags, Styrofoam boxes, plastic…

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