Crucial House meeting today

All government MPs have been instructed to attend the House meeting today, to make sure that there is a quorum for the meeting to hold a vote recount on the…

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PM praises Carri Lam’s leadership of Hong Kong

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has told Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam that he has faith in her leadership and hopes that she will be able to solve the conflict…

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Three MoUs signed with S Korea during PM’s visit to S Korea

Three memoranda of understanding (MoU) were signed today between South Korea and Thailand during Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s official visit to the country, taking place from November 24th to November…

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PM praises Pope Francis for his contributions to human kind

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today praised visiting Pope Francis for his contributions to the unity of humankind, human resource development, especially among youth, poverty elimination, social equality, environment conservation…

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Most people expect PM to address economic problems

Most respondents to an opinion poll have high expectations that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will take relief measures to address the high cost of living, which ranks top of the…

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PM reminds Loy Krathong celebrants to use environment-friendly floats

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reminded everyone celebrating the Loy Krathong festival tonight of the need to protect the environment by using Krathong, the traditional floating baskets, made of only…

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Chuan apparently rebukes Seripisut for overstepping authority by inviting PM for questioning

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has apparently rebuked House anti-corruption committee chairman Seripisut Temiyavet for overstepping his authority when he invited Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan…

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PM promises to act on the Opposition’s constructive recommendations

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Saturday) that he was satisfied with the deliberations over the budget bill in the past two days and promised to act upon the constructive…

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Pheu Thai calls on government to probe alleged meddling in judicial affairs

The Pheu Thai party is urging the government to investigate alleged meddling with the judiciary after a judge in the Yala provincial court shot himself on Friday in an apparent…

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PM warns many will suffer if budget bill fails in parliament

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned that a lot of people, including many farmers, would suffer if the budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is not approved by parliament within…

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PM orders immediate action to address haze in Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities immediately to activate prepared measures to mitigate the haze, which has returned to Bangkok and its suburbs. Expressing concern about the haze,…

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PM orders immediate action to address haze in Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities immediately to activate prepared measures to mitigate the haze, which has returned to Bangkok and its suburbs. Expressing concern about the haze,…

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Protesters against PM in New York can’t speak Thai or know Thailand’s location on a map

A small group of people, believed to be Mexicans and Peruvians, rallied in front of a hotel in New York, where Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Thai delegation were…

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PM embarrassed by people asking for cash handouts everywhere he goes

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that he is embarrassed because, everywhere he goes, there are people constantly asking him for cash handouts, budget assignments or pay increases. “If…

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PM says he will handle the Opposition’s debate himself

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Tuesday) that he is not worried about the Opposition’s debate against him over the incomplete oath recital issue as he reiterated his innocent intention….

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Government spokeswoman apologizes to PM for showing him eating from a plastic container

Government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinysinwat has apologized to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha for posting an image on social media showing him eating fast food from a plastic container, which drew…

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PM admits he sought the King’s message for his cabinet

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha admitted today (Tuesday ) that he had sought permission from His Majesty the King for his message, delivered during the swearing-in ceremony on July 16th, to…

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PM and ministers receive the King’s written blessing

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet ministers this morning received a signed blessing from His Majesty the King, which His Majesty had delivered during the swearing-in ceremony on July…

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Pheu Thai backs down over probe of 3 MPs for welcoming PM to Surin province

The opposition Pheu Thai Party has backed down over a plan to investigate three of its MPs, for the northeastern province of Surin, for showing up to welcome Prime Minister…

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PM says he is like a cotton fruit which tastes better when crushed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced to his well-wishers in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram that he would definitely not resign as demanded by the Opposition, likening himself to a…

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PM leads merit making ceremony to mark Queen Mother’s birthday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife led cabinet ministers and their spouses, Privy Councilors, MPs, Senators, senior government officials, high-ranking military and police officers and members of the public…

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PM did not apologize over oath-taking controversy – government spokeswoman

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha did not offer an apology to his cabinet colleagues over the oath-taking controversy and the media has misinterpreted the Prime Minister’s remarks about the wording, government…

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PM offers an apology to his cabinet for his oath-taking blunder

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today apologized to his cabinet colleagues for his “unintentional” omission of some wording in the oath, which his entire cabinet swore in ceremony before His Majesty…

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PM insists he did not intentionally omit words during his oath taking

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he had no intention to truncate the oath he took during the swearing-in ceremony in front of His Majesty the King last month, but…

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PM admits error in oath recital and is trying to resolve the problem

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has admitted, for the first time, that he did not recite the oath of office in full, as alleged by the Opposition, and is now trying…

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PM claims oath-taking issue is over

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that the cabinet’s swearing-in issue was over because his recital of the oath had included the full text of the oath and was…

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Opposition seek PM’s explanation over oath-taking controversy

The seven-party Opposition will submit an interpellation to the House Speaker on Wednesday, seeking an explanation from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over the cabinet’s swearing-in ceremony last month, which is…

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PM won’t tolerate violence and vows no hiding place for the perpetrators

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that he will not tolerate explosions, even if only a handful people were injured, and he questioned the motive of the perpetrators or…

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PM to supervise the DSI

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will directly supervise the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) instead of assigning one of his deputies to do it on his behalf, as was the practice…

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PM to oversee police to ensure reform

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced, during his policy statement presentation, that he will personally take charge of the Royal Police Office and will reform the police force as priority. Police…

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Thanathorn doubts PM and his government can lead Thailand into the future

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said Friday night that he did not believe that the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, will be able to guide…

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PM says he is not worried about the Opposition in policy debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Wednesday) that he is not worried about the prospect of being given a rough time by the Opposition during the two-day debate on the…

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PM in hot seat as Charter Court to consider Opposition challenge to premiership

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s post-election premiership hangs in the balance after the Constitutional Court accepted for consideration a petition from the Opposition challenging his prime ministerial status. According to a…

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PM pleads for cooperation from all Thais in NCPO farewell speech

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today pleaded for cooperation from the Thai people and all state officials to protect the democratic system with the King as head of state for national…

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Poll shows over 70 percent surveyed have confidence in PM Prayut

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s popularity rating has increased with 73.8% of the respondents to a Super Poll opinion survey admitting that they trust him and expect the government to deliver…

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PM orders probe into alleged corruption in school lunch program

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Education and Interior ministries to look into the free lunch program for kindergarten and primary school children after allegations of corruption have re-surfaced…

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PM says there is no problem in the Palang Pracharat party

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that there is no problem in the Palang Pracharat party which warrants his intervention. Asked by reporters whether he will step in to address…

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PM apologizes for delay in government formation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has offered an apology to the Thai people, saying that he felt uncomfortable with the internal problems in the Palang Pracharat party over cabinet seat sharing….

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PM vows to increase efforts against human trafficking following 2019 TIP report

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is satisfied that Thailand remains on Tier 2 of the US State Department’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report and has vowed to continue tackling human…

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PM assures no cabinet seat problem in Palang Pracharat party

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said this morning (Tuesday) that the problem of cabinet seat sharing among factions within the Palang Pracharat party has been settled. Asked by reporters about the…

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Cabinet lists from all coalition parties now in PM’s hands

All the coalition parties, as well as the core party Palang Pracharat, have submitted their cabinet lists to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for consideration. Sources close to Palang Pracharat said…

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PM to be invited to join Palang Pracharat party

The Palang Pracharat party will invite Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to join the party, initially, as a party member and, eventually, to lead the party – replacing Mr. Uttama Savanayana….

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PM orders probe into human trafficking links to the latest arrival of Rohingya

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed police to investigate as to whether there were any people, including government officials, responsible for bringing a group of Rohingya by boat to Rawi…

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4 key economic and security cabinet portfolios to be held by Palang Pracharat – Prayut

Thailand’s current prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, said today that key ministries related to the economy and security, such as Defence, Interior, Finance and Transport, should be part of the Palang…

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PM defends the appointment of senators

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked critics to stop criticizing the alleged opaque manner in which the new senators were chosen, claiming that they had been screened and royally endorsed….

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PM claims politicians exploiting oil palm price problem to discredit government

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has accused some politicians of distorting the problem of oil palm prices to create the impression that his government is not helping oil palm farmers in Thailand’s southern provinces, said deputy government spokesman Lt-Gen Weerachon…

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PM not satisfied with Songkran road accidents toll

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is unhappy with the number of fatal road accidents during the Songkran holiday, even though there were fewer casualties compared to previous years. The prime minister…

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PM orders haze in North to be tackled in seven days

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered officials to tackle worsening smog in upper northern provinces within seven days and ordered a manhunt for arsonists who deliberately set forest fires….

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PM to fly to Chiang Mai on Tuesday to discuss haze problem

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will fly to the northern province of Chiang Mai on Tuesday morning to chair a meeting of upper northern provincial governors to discuss the haze problem…

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Gen Prayut and Suu Kyi open 2nd Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha joined Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi today to preside over the opening of the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge across the Moei River, linking…

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Palang Pracharat drops plan for PM to address rallies

The pro-junta Palang Pracharat party has decided to abandon its plan to have its prime ministerial candidate, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, attend its campaign rally this Sunday in Thailand’s northeastern…

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PM says he is aware of campaign debut risks

Still undecided about joining the Palang Pracharat party’s campaign rally in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima this Sunday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha admitted today that he was fully aware…

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PM still undecided about campaign debut in Nakhon Ratchasima

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remains undecided whether to attend his first campaign rally for the pro-junta Palang Pracharat party, due to be held in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima…

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PM may address his first campaign rally on March 10

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may take to the podium to address supporters of the pro-junta Palang Pracharat party in his campaign debut on March 10th. Palang Pracharat party leader…

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Palang Pracharat launches PM Prayut’s biography

The Palang Pracharat party on Monday published a new pocket-sized biography of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said the book will help people understand the true…

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PM urges parties to refrain from campaign mud-slinging

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today urged political parties to be constructive in their election campaigning and to refrain from mud-slinging. In an apparent reference to the spat between the army…

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PM joins those hitting back at Pheu Thai party in defence of the military

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan have joined the chorus defending military spending and mandatory conscription against increasing criticism from anti-junta politicians, particularly Pheu Thai…

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PM concerned about alleged distortion of rice bill

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is concerned about alleged distortion of the contents of the upcoming Rice Bill in a way which may cause public misunderstanding. He insists the Bill…

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PM tours Chatuchak weekend market

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha toured Bangkok’s famous Chatuchak weekend market today (Saturday) and chatted with both vendors and shoppers. Accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Interior Minister Anupong…

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Palang Pracharat to finally invite Gen Prayut to be its PM candidate Friday

The pro-junta Palang Pracharat party will tomorrow afternoon extend a formal invitation to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to be its prime ministerial candidate in the upcoming election. Uttama Savanayana, the…

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PM threatens to enforce odd-even number driving rule if other efforts to tackle smog fail

Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha warned this morning that he might be forced to introduce the odd-even number rule for motorists in Bangkok if all other measures to ease the health-threatening smog…

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Thailand to have election on March 24

The Election Commission has set Sunday, March 24 as the date for the long-awaited general election. The commission made the decision during an urgently-called meeting only hours after the Royal…

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Prayut insists election will be definitely held by May 9

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reaffirmed today that the much-awaited election will definitely be held by  May 9 but gave no indication when exactly it will take place. While stressing that…

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HM the King urges Thai children to learn and seek new knowledge

His Majesty the King has urged Thai children to strive for learning and seeking new knowledge, to have discipline and to be good citizens as these will help them to…

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PM to chair fund-raising TV programme Monday night to help storm victims

The government and the Mass Communications Organization of Thailand (Mcot) will hold a fund-raising campaign via Channel 9 TV station on Monday night to help victims of tropical storm Pa…

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PM says he is studying policies of parties before he deciding which one to join

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he is studying policy platforms of political parties before deciding which one he would join in the near future. He explained that he wanted…

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Gen Prem advises PM Prayut to treat critics as friends

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha led members of his Cabinet and military top brass for a ritual New Year’s call on Privy Council President Gen Prem Tinsulanonda on Thursday and…

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Prayut says EC will decide whether to allow foreign observers to monitor election

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made clear today that the Election Commission will be the sole authority to decide whether or not to allow foreign observers to monitor the forthcoming election…

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PM says he won’t invoke special power to solve poll ballot controversy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted today that he has nothing to do with the controversial new ballot design of the Election Commission and would not invoke his executive power to…

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PM Prayut  wants December 9 to be car-free day..if possible

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha wants December 9 to be a car-free day, if possible, to coincide with the “Bike UnAiRak” event in which His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn will lead…

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PM Prayut irked by questions about alleged gerrymandering 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha lost his cool today when confronted by reporters who pestered him with questions about the Election Commission’s redrawing of constituency boundaries that has come under criticisms…

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“Nong Milk” wins drone racing championship in Hong Kong

Eleven-year-old school girl Wanya “Nong Milk” Wanpong brought fame to Thailand for the second time in less than two weeks when she won a 9-nation international drone race at an…

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PM due to officiate opening of Ratchayothin road tunnel

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to officiate the opening of the road tunnel at the busy Ratchayothin intersection this morning (Monday). The tunnel will be open to traffic at…

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PM praises young whistle-blower who exposed cheats in fund for destitute people

Prime Miniser Prayut Chan-o-cha has congratulated Ms Panida “Nong Bam” Yotpanya after she was admitted as a staff of the Office of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission, according to government…

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PM pleads for no confusions or unrest during run-up to election

With the election approaching, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday pleaded with all parties concerned to refrain from provoking unrest, causing public confusion or sowing seeds of conflict. In his…

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PM to be asked to scrap second passenger terminal project at Suvarnabhumi 

Twelve engineering and architecture organizations have joined forces to ask Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to exercise his executive power to scrap the Airports of Thailand’s plan to build the second…

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Wild Boars soccer team calls on PM Prayut at Government House

Members of the Wild Boars soccer team capped their week-long journey that took them to Argentina and the United States with a meeting this morning with Prime Minister Gen Prayut…

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PM Prayut goes full steam in the social media

With political parties beating the war drums, it seems that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has realized that he cannot afford to just sit idly by. He has decided to go…

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Poll shows mixed reactions to Gen Prayut’s expressed interest in politics

There have been mixed reactions among members of the public to Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s recent remarks that he was “interested in politics.” An opinion poll conducted by Suan…

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PM regrets  assault incident at Don Mueang airport

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed regrets over a recent incident at Don Mueang international airport in which a Chinese tourist was assaulted by an airport security guard after the…

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PM Prayut loses his cool and hits back at Sanoh Thienthong

An infuriated Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today hit back at veteran politician Sanoh Thienthong who had earlier cast doubts on the possibility of his return to power after the…

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PM Prayut wants feeding of pigeons in public places to stop

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reportedly appealed to members of the public to not feed pigeons in public places following concerns that they could be carriers of diseases beside posing…

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Gen Prayut and the military junta stand to benefit more from an early election.

“It is my business” is PM Prayut’s answer on his political future  

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appeared to be annoyed today when once again pressed for answer when he will make known his political future. “What do you want from me?  I…

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PM disagrees with higher penalties for drivers without driving licenses

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that he personally did not agree with a police proposal to increase the penalties for drivers without driving licenses.  Asked about the controversial proposal…

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Election in February? Prayut says yes, and then perhaps 

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted today there is no justification for the general election to take place before February next year. Speaking to reporters after the mobile Cabinet meeting…

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PM concerned with prospect of prolonged flooding in Phetchaburi province

Prime Minister Prauyuth Chan-o-cha has instructed all authorities concerned with water management to closely monitor water situation in all dams and reservoirs, especially the Kaeng Krachan dam in Phetchaburi province…

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PM shuns media members

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha refused to talk to the media when he presided over the opening of Thailand Social Expo 2018 at Impact Exhibition Centre on Friday morning. The prime…

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PM welcomes movies on rescue operation but calls for caution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has no objection to Thai or foreign movie companies making movies about the Tham Luang rescue operation as it would  help enhance Thailand’s image, government spokesman…

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