Thai PM’s failure to answer an interpellation in person irks opposition MPs

Opposition MPs have voiced their frustration over the absence from the Lower House today (Thursday) of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha or any of his representatives to respond to an interpellation…

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Historic bill to liberalise Thailand’s liquor industry passes its first reading

The opposition Move Forward party’s Progressive Liquor Bill, which seeks to break the oligopoly of corporate brewers and provide business opportunities for small-scale, community based entrepreneurs, sailed through its first…

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Thai monarchy reform activist Tantawan granted bail

The Criminal Court agreed on Thursday to grant monarchy reformist Tantawan Tuatulanon bail for 30 days. Tantawan is charged with lèse majesté and other offences for conducting a poll about…

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Tantawan Tuatulanon / Photo from prachatai.com

Monarchy reform activist’s bail application rejected for lack of pay slip

A Criminal Court yesterday (Tuesday) rejected a bail application, by the Opposition’s Move Forward Party Leader Pita Limjaroenrat, on behalf of monarchy reform activist Tantawan Tuatulanon, aka “Tawan”, because Pita’s…

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Move Forward party leader most popular candidate for prime minister – NIDA Poll

Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat has taken the lead as the candidate most favoured by the public as the next Thai prime minister, according to the latest opinion survey…

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Move Forward party unveils its candidate for Bangkok gubernatorial election

Thailand’s Move Forward party, the reincarnation of the dissolved Future Forward party, has decided to field party-list MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn as its candidate to contest the Bangkok gubernatorial election this…

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Move Forward leader says Charter Court has set risky path for Thailand’s future

Leader of the opposition Move Forward Party, Pita Limjaroenrat, said that the Constitutional Court’s ruling on Wednesday is more than just a judgment, because it has charted “a risky and…

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Recent file photo of Move Forward declaring its stance on Article 112

Move Forward Party warns that if lèse majesté is not amended, it may be repealed

Thailand’s opposition Move Forward Party announced its determination to push for amendments of the lèse majesté law (Section 112 of the Criminal Code), warning that, if the law remains in…

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Cracked alliances heighten state of flux

Pheu Thai and Move Forward are reportedly not seeing eye to eye. But neither are Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Palang Pracharath, and the latter pair’s conflict can be more…

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Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader of the Move Forward Party, is on the podium at a press conference, announcing their stance on the constitution amendment, on June 16, 2021.

After controversial rulings, Thai opposition pushes to criminalise judicial distortion of law

The opposition Move Forward Party is pushing for an amendment to the Criminal Code that would punish judicial personnel for “distorting the law”. Move Forward, aka “Kao Klai” in Thai,…

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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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Pita vows Kao Klai will follow Future Forward’s ideology

Kao Klai (Move Forward) party leader Pita Limjaroenrat has vowed to continue the political will and ideology of the now-defunct Future Forward party and  “be a beacon of hope for…

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Pita leads 49 other former Future Forward MPs to the Kao Klai party

Former Future Forward rising star Pita Limjaroenrat led 49 other MPs of the now defunct party, including dissident MP Kharom Polpornklang, to apply for membership of the Kao Klai (Move…

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Pita Limjaroenrat, leader of the Kao Klai Party and Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) ©Future Forward Facebook

Back to the future: Can the reincarnation of Future Forward survive?

Their party has been dissolved and its executives banned, but that hasn’t stopped members of the now-defunct Future Forward from pursuing their dream. Thai PBS World’s Political Desk examines challenges…

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Photo from Pita Limjaroenrat Facebook

Real tests await Pita as leader of Future Forward’s reincarnation

With just two years in the field of politics, Pita Limjaroenrat has taken on the challenging mission of leading more than 50 MPs elected under the banner of the now-defunct…

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P-Move lauds Pita Limjaroenrat’s policy statement debate on Thai agricultural issues

The People’s Movement for a Just Society (P-Move) posted on its Facebook page this morning (Saturday) that the policy statement debate, delivered by Future Forward MP Pita Limjaroenrat, accurately reflects…

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