In this file photo taken on September 9, 2020, Yoshihide Suga waves following a debate organized by the Liberal Democratic Party, Youth Bureau, Women’s Bureau at the Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo. – Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said September 3, 2021 he will not run for re-election as party leader in a vote this month, effectively ending his tenure, according to public broadcaster NHK. (Photo by Philip FONG / POOL / AFP)

Japan PM Suga to step down this month: party

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he will not run for re-election as party leader this month, effectively ending his tenure after just one year, his party’s…

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Malaysian PM in quarantine after contact with COVID-19 patient

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is under quarantine following close contact with a COVID-19 patient, his office said in a statement on Monday. His office did not say how…

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Thai PM sees signs of pandemic slowing with adherence to current restrictions

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Wednesday) that he is seeing signs that the COVID-19 spread in Thailand is slowing and the pandemic may reach its peak soon, if the…

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Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin waves from a car while entering the National Palace to meet with the King in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Muhyiddin arrived at the palace for a meeting with the king Monday, where he is expected to hand in his resignation after conceding he didn’t have majority support to rule. (AP Photo/FL Wong)

Malaysian PM resigns after failing to get majority support

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin resigned less than 18 months into his tenure Monday, becoming the country’s shortest-ruling leader after conceding that he lost majority support…

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during opening remarks for virtual APEC Economic Leaders Meeting 2020, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo

Malaysian PM expected to resign after months of political turmoil

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to step down on Monday, media reports say, after months of political turmoil that resulted in his losing his majority. If confirmed, Muhyiddin’s resignation would end a tumultuous 17 months in office, but…

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Signals point to an early election in Thailand

When Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered his Cabinet last week to speed up implementation of public projects as the government only had one year left in office, many saw it…

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PM: vaccine funding diverted from MOPH to Central Fund for urgent use

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha explained today (Wednesday) to MPs, particularly those of the coalition Bhumjaithai Party, that he diverted Public Health Ministry funding, for the procurement and management of…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2020 Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and his parter Carrie Symonds (L) meet veterans at the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London. – Johnson married his fiancee Carrie Symonds married in a “secret ceremony” on May 29, 2021, UK media reports said. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

Boris Johnson weds fiancee in ‘secret’ weekend ceremony

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds married over the weekend, his office confirmed Sunday, in what media reports have described as a  “secret ceremony”.  He is…

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(Photo by Graeme Robertson / various sources / AFP)

Vaccine distribution is Thailand’s urgent national priority

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has made vaccine distribution the most urgent national priority, following a meeting with an advisory board earlier today to find a “practical process” for the distribution….

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PM asks Thais to reflect on past performance in order to improve in the future

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his wish, in his New Year’s address given against the backdrop of a second COVID-19 outbreak, that Thai people will be happy and safe…

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Mahathir made caretaker PM after King accepts resignation

KUALA LUMPUR – Hours after accepting his resignation as prime minister, Malaysia’s King on Monday appointed Dr Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister. Mahathir will continue to run the administration…

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PM’s motto for National Children’s Day

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced his motto for Thailand’s National Children’s Day on January 11th. His motto is “Thai children must uphold unity, and be responsible Thai citizens”. The…

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PM first appearance in Parliament

“So, you do understand what the 21st century is, don’t you? Please google it. The 21st century is 2001 to 2100. Why ask? Please refer to my paper, which was handed…

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Opposition wants Constitutional Court to rule on PM’s qualifications

Opposition parties are challenging the qualifications of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister, citing his status as head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) which, they claim,…

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Gen Prayut to turn over a new leaf?

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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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Gen Prayut in unchartered waters

Parliament came as no surprise. Everything had practically been stacked in his favour – from the electoral rules to role of the Senate. Now Prayut can claim political legitimacy for…

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Future Forward to take lead role in forming a government with Thanathorn as PM

Future Forward firebrand party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit announced today that his party will take the leading role in forming a coalition government and that he is ready to lead the…

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Suthep asks whether Abhisit is siding with Thaksin

Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai party founder Suthep Thuagsuban has hit out at Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva by asking whether the latter, to fulfil his ambition to be the next prime minister, has taken sides with fugitive…

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“Yes” or “no”, Gen Prayut says he will decide by 9-10am Friday

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he would finalize his decision about whether he would accept the Palang Pracharat’s invitation to become the party’s prime ministerial candidate tomorrow (Friday)…

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Prayut rules out cabinet reshuffle, says will return to power only through election

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today there will be no cabinet reshuffle following the resignations of four ministers who are core members of the pro-junta Palang Pracharat party and declared…

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Four ministers of Palang Pracharat party quit Cabinet 

The four cabinet ministers who are key members of the pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party have tendered their resignation effective as of tomorrow. Accompanied by government spokesman Putthipong Punnakan, the four…

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Poll shows Pheu Thai’s Sudarat beats PM Prayut as most favoured candidate for prime minister

Pheu Thai partry’s election strategy chief Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan emerges a top favourite to become the next prime minister in an opinion survey conducted by Nida Poll of the National…

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Panthongtae Shinawatra : Bigger political pawn nowadays?

Panthongtae Shinawatra was first thrusted into the political spotlight in early 2000s doing two things — one like any teenaged boy would do and the other like no other teenager…

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PM offers congratulations and thanks to rescuers

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha congratulated all the officials, civilians, volunteers and foreign rescuers involved in the search and rescue operations for their success in finding the 12 boys and their…

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