Charter Court clarifies PM’s status as junta leader

The Constitutional Court ruled this afternoon (Wednesday) that the head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is not an “other official of the state”, clearing the way…

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Government policies released, with pledge regarding charter amendments

The Office of the Secretary-General of the Cabinet has released the 66-page full text of the government’s policy statement, which includes 12 major policies and 12 emergency policies. Amending the…

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Challenges facing Prayut’s government

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Prayut finally has his Cabinet

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Prayut given a test of what to come

Many say movie trailers are usually more exciting than the real films. For Prayut Chan-o-cha, however, the glimpse of what to come that he has experienced first-hand can be tantamount…

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Thanathorn says PM is the cause of Thailand’s political ills

He said today that the Prime Minister had accused politicians of stalling attempts to form the government and had threatened to resort to the “old method” to resolve the problems….

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Gen Prayut taking charge

After General Prayut Chan-o-cha was formally appointed prime minister yesterday, the spotlight is now on the shape of his Cabinet which will most likely be a patchwork of more than…

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General Prem praises PM Prayut’s honesty and selflessness

Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda this morning offered high praise to the present government and commended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for his honesty and selflessness. Referring to him as…

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Parties launch final election push for votes in Bangkok

After most major parties wrapped campaigning Friday night, the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party today used a convoy of campaign trucks in a last-minute bid to reach out to Bangkok’s voters. Core party members and candidates…

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EC says Gen Prayut’s nomination as PM candidate is legal

The Election Commission (EC) has ruled that the Palang Pracharat party’s nomination of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as its prime ministerial candidate is legitimate.   An EC press release today said that the commission had considered a…

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Malaysia can learn from Thailand on caring for neglected children: Deputy PM Wan Azizah

Malaysia can pick up something from the method implemented in Thailand in tackling the issue of neglected children and babies and those without citizenships, said Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk…

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Gen Prayut open to political offer, but in no hurry to say yes

It shouldn’t be a surprise if Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has decided which of the political parties he will align himself with. But for the time being, he still…

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Junta ponders executive decree to resolve marijuana deadlock

The National Council for Peace and Order is mulling invoking Article 44 of the interim Constitution to resolve the problem over marijuana patents, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in his…

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir pledges to help bring about peace in southern Thailand

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad meets his Thai counterpart General Prayut Chan-o-cha in Bangkok and pledges his help to bring peace in Thailand’s violence-scarred south

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

Reasons why Thai election can be sooner rather than later

Critics of the military government always suspect that it will keep dragging its feet on the election. However, prolonging the ballot exercise is not necessarily a good idea strategically. Here…

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Prayut visiting Ranong, Chumphon prior to Cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his entourage left Bangkok this morning for an inspection trip to the southern provinces of Ranong and Chumphon before attending a mobile Cabinet meeting in…

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Govt’s thank-you party postponed indefinitely

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the government’s thank-you party, originally scheduled for Aug 1, to be postponed indefinitely because many of the guests are currently taking part in relief…

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Officials pledge allegiance to HM the King

Government officials this morning took part in a ceremony to pledge allegiance to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to mark his 66th birthday on July 28. The ceremony held…

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NCPO denies military role in poaching of ex-MPs

The National Council for Peace and Order has nothing to do with the alleged poaching of former MPs to join politcal parties set up to support Prime Minister Gen Prayut…

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PM thanks all for successful recovery of victims of Phuket boat tragedy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha thanks all authorities, both Thai and Chinese, for having successfully recovered the bodies of all 47 victims who died on July 5 when the Phoenix dive…

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Prayut thanks all for helping with rescue mission

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today thanked all who have contributed to the successful search and rescue mission that saved 12 young footballers and their coach from more than two weeks…

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PM says remaining 9 survivors to be brought out “as soon as possible”

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said this morning that rescue teams are trying their best to bring the remaining  9 “Wild Boars” soccer team members out of Tham Luang cave…

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Prayut insists popular Chiang Rai governor will be transferred

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this afternoon reaffirmed the order to transfer the hugely popular Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn to nearby Phayao province. He described Narongsak, who has become…

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PM thanks all parties

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning thanked all parties concerned for the success of the mission that saw the 12 missing young footballers and their coach found alive and…

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