DPM Prawit to join PM for Loy Krathong, while 66% of those polled will not take part this year

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan says he will join Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for the traditional Loy Krathong festival tomorrow night, at Phadung Krung Kasem canal, “to float away all…

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Thammanat Prompow talked to the reporters at the government house about the conflicts in the Palang Pracharath Party on November 2, 2021.

All eyes on ruling party as Prayut-Thammanat battle rages on

A bitter conflict with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has resulted in Thammanat Prompao’s ouster from the Cabinet and civil war breaking out between rival factions in the ruling Palang Pracharath…

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Rift in Palang Pracharat party resolved, says party’s deputy leader

Internal conflict within Palang Pracharat, Thailand’s core government party, was resolved at a meeting on Wednesday between the party leader, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, and the party’s MPs, according…

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(Photo by Pirapan Salirathavibhaga’s Facebook)

Pirapan Salirathavibhaga: The ruling party peace-broker tipped for PM candidacy 

Former justice minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga is making waves in the ruling Palang Pracharath Party after being appointed as advisor to powerful party leader Gen Prawit Wongsuwan. Key party figures describe…

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Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (C) leaves Government House before the swearing-in ceremony for the new Thai cabinet in Bangkok on July 16, 2019. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Thailand’s anti-graft body ordered to reveal its findings on DPM Prawit’s wristwatch scandal

The Central Administrative Court has ordered Thailand’s anti-graft watchdog, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), to reveal its findings from an investigation into the expensive wristwatches seen being worn in public…

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Thammanat to remain Palang Pracharat sec-gen, DPM Prawit remains party leader

Controversial Thai political figure Thammanat Prompao, who was dismissed from the post of deputy agriculture minister last Wednesday, will stay on in his role as the ruling Palang Pracharat Party’s…

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PM says no cabinet reshuffle yet

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reiterated today (Sunday) that he has no current intention of reshuffling his cabinet, following the departures of Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao and Deputy Labour…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha at Parliament during a a censre debate on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Photo by Thai PBS)

Censure debate signals end of Prayut’s ‘command-and-control’ leadership 

Halfway through their government’s four-year term, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and his brothers in arms – Gen Prawit Wongsuwan and Gen Anupong Paochinda – apparently have no choice but to change tack…

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Palang Pracharat Party’s secretary-general, Thammanat Prompow

Thammanat takes wheel of Palang Pracharath as party plots course for election win

The ruling party’s latest internal reshuffle indicates it desperately wants to win the next election, amid speculation that the national poll will be called early. Palang Pracharath Party rejigged its…

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Hot spots in the upcoming censure debate against Thai govt

Thirty-eight opposition MPs have been allocated 42 hours on the floor during the four-day censure debate, which kicks off on Tuesday (Feb 16), with voting scheduled for Saturday (Feb 20)….

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Party politics rocked by year of splits and a dissolution

The year 2020 saw many changes in Thailand’s political landscape, highlighted by shake-ups in major parties. Though only months had passed since the 2019 election, parties and politicians were unable…

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Gen Prawit in control of PM Prayut’s political base

It was no surprise that Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, Palang Pracharath’s chief strategist, was elected the party’s new chief at its general meeting on Saturday, replacing Finance Minister…

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DPM Prawit expresses regret over brutal attack on Ja New

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has expressed regret over the brutal attack on political activist Sirawith Seritiwat, or Ja New, and ordered the national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda,…

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Gen Prawit allays coup rumors

scheduled. The retired general, who is in charge of national security, also dismissed concerns that the spat between Seri Ruam Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavej, a former national…

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Gen Prawit insists election will take place in February

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan insisted this morning that the upcoming general election will take place as scheduled in February and dismissed rumours that it could be postponed to…

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General Prawit defends girls group BNK48 for supporting government work

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan this morning came to the defence of members of Thailand’s best known all-girls music group BNK48 who were attacked by anti-junta critics for appearing…

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NACC waiting for info on Prawit’s watches from manufacturers

The National Anti-Corruption Commission denies foot-dragging in its investigation into the luxury watches scandal involving Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, saying that information it has obtained so far is still…

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