Deputy House speaker Padipat Santiphadda

Controversial Singapore trip comes in under budget : Padipat

The cost of his five-day visit to Singapore was much less than the amount approved, claims Deputy House speaker Padipat Suntiphada. Padipat led an 11-member team on an official visit…

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Is it Move Forward’s turn to have its cake and eat it too?

The Move Forward Party, best known for its radical ideas, has always been seen by its critics as being politically naïve, but it may have finally started to learn the…

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First deputy House speaker Padipat Santiphada

Deputy House speaker defends trip to Singapore

Deputy House speaker Padipat Suntiphada has defended his planned Singapore trip, saying people should not jump the gun in criticising him or his trip. “It is strange, because the trip…

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Padipat’s trip to Singapore is above board – House speaker

The much-criticized planned trip to Singapore by Deputy House Speaker Padipat Suntiphada is a working visit and is permissible under parliamentary regulations, said the House speaker on Monday. Padipat, as…

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Opposition leader: The cog of Thai democracy that has shuddered to a halt

Thailand’s new prime minister and his Cabinet have officially begun work after delivering their policy statement in Parliament. However, the country will be deprived of an opposition leader for the…

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“Som Lon” used on parliament’s online media draws likes and comments

The Thai Parliament Channel’s Facebook page is usually moderated and quite formal, as they report activities in and related to parliament, including those of MPs, senators and officials. On Wednesday,…

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Photo: First deputy House speaker Padipat Suntiphada

Padipat Suntiphada: The Move Forward MP shaking up Parliament as deputy speaker

Move Forward’s Padipat Suntiphada has endured a tumultuous start to his time in office as the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives. Two controversies have overshadowed his first…

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Deputy House speaker Padipat Suntiphada

Complaint filed against Deputy House Speaker

A political activist lodged a complaint with the national anti-graft body today (Monday), against Deputy House speaker Padipat Suntiphada’s use of parliamentary funds to host a buffet for maids working…

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Padipat Suntiphada

Deputy House speaker in hot water for entertaining parliament’s maids

Deputy House speaker Padipat Suntiphada said today (Sunday) that he is prepared to be investigated for allegedly misusing parliamentary funds, by hosting Thai barbecue buffet for about 300 maids working…

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Deputy House speaker in hot water over a cold beer

A deputy House speaker, a Move Forward party MP, has landed in hot water over his online post showing him with a new craft beer, brewed in his hometown. Activist…

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Royal Command issued appointing House speaker and two deputies

A Royal Command has been issued for the appointment of the House speaker and his two deputies . Prachachat party leader Wan Muhamad Noor Matha is appointed as Speaker of…

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Thai MPs select two deputy House speakers

Move Forward party’s candidate Padipat Suntiphada was voted the first deputy House speaker today (Tuesday), beating the other candidate from the United Thai Nation party, Witthaya Kaewparadai. Padipat received 312…

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Padipat Suntiphada: Move Forward’s ex-vet ready to ‘heal’ House as next speaker 

Move Forward Party’s Padipat Suntiphada is focused on one thing as he prepares to take over as House speaker and Parliament president – being “different” in a positive way. “I…

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Move Forward party has unveiled its candidate for the House speakership, Phitsanuloke MP Padipat Suntiphada.

Move Forward may agree to a “trade-off” for House speakership

The Move Forward party may consider sacrificing some cabinet seats as a “trade-off” for the House speakership, which has become a bone of contention between it and its political ally…

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New luxury parliamentary club comes under fire

A new controversial, luxurious and exclusive “Parliamentary Club”, equipped with a variety of recreational and exercise facilities, is coming under fire and has prompted questions about this lavish use of…

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Thai government accused of covering up spread of swine flu since 2019

Move Forward MP Padipat Suntiphada accused the government today (Thursday) of covering up the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) since October 2019, as there was an official letter issued,…

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Thailand’s agriculture minister admits swine fever now in 13 provinces

Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Srion has admitted that African Swine Fever (ASF) has now spread to 13 of Thailand’s provinces in the central, north-eastern and southern regions, including Bangkok. The Livestock…

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