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MP gets one-year jail term for letting someone vote on her behalf

The Thai Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders sentenced Palang Pracharath MP for Bangkok Thanikan Pornpongsaroj to one year in prison today (Wednesday), suspended for two years, and…

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Bhumjaithai MP Samlee Raksuthee stripped of MP status by Charter Court

Thailand’s Constitutional Court revoked the parliamentary status of Bhumjaithai party-list MP Samlee Raksuthee today (Wednesday), retroactive to March 24th 2019, after finding him unqualified to contest the election in the…

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EC ordered to pay ฿70m compensation to ex-Pheu Thai MP over vote buying ruling

A Chiang Mai court ordered the Election Commission (EC) this morning (Thursday) to pay about 70 million baht in compensation including interest to former Pheu Thai MP Surapol Kiatchaiyakorn, after…

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PPRP’s Pareena equates Supreme Court verdict to ‘political death sentence’

Former Palang Pracharath MP Pareena Kraikupt has described the Supreme Court decision, to strip her of her MP status and to ban her from running for or holding political office…

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Ex-MP Pareena says she is now completely unemployed

Former Palang Pracharath MP for Thailand’s Ratchaburi province Pareena Kraikupt said today (Thursday) that she accepts the verdict of the Supreme Court Criminal Division for Political Office Holders and is…

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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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Outspoken Thai MP Sira Jenjaka loses status in Constitution Court ruling

Outspoken Palang Pracharat MP for Bangkok Sira Jenjaka has lost his parliamentary status, after the Constitutional Court ruled today (Wednesday) that he was unqualified to contest the election in the…

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Pheu Thai’s Anurak Tangpanithanon ceases to function as MP after Supreme Court accepts graft case

Anurak Tangpanithanon, a Pheu Thai MP for Mukdahan province, has been barred from working as a legislator, effective from yesterday (Wednesday), after the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office…

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Constitutional Court strips five ex-PDRC core members of parliamentary status

Five former core members of the now defunct People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) have lost their parliamentary status in a ruling by the Constitutional Court today (Wednesday). The five are…

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Opposition Pheu Thai party to ask Charter Court ruling on Prayut Chan-o-cha’s premiership

The opposition Pheu Thai party will seek a ruling from the Constitutional Court about the premiership of General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the incumbent prime minister of Thailand. Pheu Thai party leader…

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Pheu Thai MP throws rice in Parliament to protest PM, minister’s absence 

Pheu Thai Party MP for Chiang Rai, Pichet Chuamuangphan, was ordered by House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to clean the floor of the parliament chamber today (Thursday). He had thrown rice…

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PM asked to review appointment of army general to take charge of pandemic in south

Bhumjaithai party-list MP Suphachai Jaismut has asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to review his order appointing one of his advisors, General Nattaphon Narkphanit, to take charge of a new command…

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Charter court rules Pheu Thai’s Nawat disqualified as MP

Convicted Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen province Nawat Tohcharoensook lost his parliamentary status on October 16th, when he was suspended by the Constitutional Court from performing his duty as…

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Charter court refuses to lift Thanathorn’s duty suspension order

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been dealt yet another blow with the Constitutional Court rejecting his plea to rescind an earlier court’s order suspending him from performing his…

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Abhisit quits as MP ahead of PM’s election

Declaring that commitment to the people is stronger than a resolution of the party, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has quit as a member of parliament, effective today. “Of the…

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Charter Court suspends Thanathorn from performing duties as an MP

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongkit’s promising political career came to a sudden halt today when the Constitutional Court suspended his role as a member of parliament pending a final…

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