This picture taken on April 17, 2022 shows Prinn Panitchpakdi (C), a former deputy of Thailand’s Democrat Party, as he leaves a police station in Bangkok on his way to court to ask for bail. Prinn, an up-and-coming Thai politician, is facing allegations he sexually abused more than a dozen women, in what is fast becoming the country’s most high-profile #MeToo case. (Photo by Tananchai Keawsowattana / THAI NEWS PIX / AFP)

Biggest political meltdown of 2022: Prinn and the Democrats

The victim of Thailand’s biggest political downfall in 2022 was the Democrat Party’s former deputy party leader Prinn Panitchpakdi – once a rising star of Thai politics. His prospering career was cut…

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The high-profile sexual assault scandal: How will it change Thai society?

All Thai media outlets have been focused on the recent sexual assault case involving over 10 alleged victims and an accused who is a well-known politician and economist. Audiences are…

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Prinn reports to police following more sexual assault allegations

Former Democrat deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi reported to Huai Khwang police this morning (Thursday) to acknowledge another allegation of sexual assault, in Thailand’s biggest #MeToo case to date. Prinn acknowledged…

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Two more Democrat members quit amid sex assault scandal

Two more Democrat Party members have issued their resignations, one from the party’s executive committee, and the other from the party, amid the sex abuse scandal in which former party deputy…

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More setbacks for Thailand’s Democrat party following another resignation

The Democrat party has been dealt more setbacks as an executive committee member, Mallika Boonmeetrakool Mahasook, quit the committee today (Monday), following in the footsteps of Dr. Kanok Wongtrangan, who…

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Another Thai Democrat party deputy leader quits over ongoing sexual assault scandal

Thailand’s oldest political party, the Democrats, has seen yet another resignation of a senior member over the sexual abuse scandal, in which Prinn Panitchpakdi, a former deputy leader, is allegedly…

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Veteran politician quits Democrat over sexual assault scandal

Former Democrat Party deputy leader Vittaya Kaewparadai resigned from the party today (Friday), with a parting warning to the executive committee that the sex assault scandal in which Prinn Panitchpakdi…

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Thailand grapples with old trouble presenting itself in new era

Reporters being tumultuously curious about Jurin Laksanavisit’s and the Democrat Party’s future tells a lot about where the country is heading when sexual harassment and domestic violence are concerned. The…

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Democrat party leader offers public apology over sexual abuse controversy

Deputy Prime Minister and Democrat Party Leader Jurin Laksanawisit offered a public apology this morning (Tuesday) over the sexual abuse scandal implicating its former deputy leader, Prinn Panitchpakdi, and announced…

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Feminists rally at Democrat party HQ over Thailand’s high profile #MeToo case

Representatives of several Thai feminist groups held a demonstration in front of the Democrat party headquarters this morning (Monday), to protest against a series of alleged sexual assaults in Thailand’s…

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Thai court grants conditional bail for former Democrat deputy leader

The Bangkok South Criminal Court granted conditional bail this afternoon (Sunday) to former Democrat deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi, who is currently facing sexual assault charges. Prinn posted bail surety of…

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Thai Court approves detention of ex-Democrat deputy leader Prinn

The Bangkok South Criminal Court approved this morning (Sunday) a Lumpini police request to detain former Democrat deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi for further questioning over sexual assault allegations. The court…

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OPINION: How a high-profile case reflects Thai society’s views on sexual harassment victims and offenders?

While Thailand was enjoying the Songkran holidays, many people returned home to the shocking news that a former deputy leader of the Democrat party, Prinn Panitchpakdi, is the subject of…

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Prinn Panitchpakdi: Rising star of Thai politics eclipsed by sex offence claims

Accusations of sexual harassment and assault made against a rising star in the coalition Democrats have shocked not only the party’s supporters but Thai society in general. Prinn Panitchpakdi on…

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Alleged victim of sexual assault withdraws from Bangkok city councillor election

One of the three alleged victims who have filed sexual assault complaints against former Democrat party deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi has withdrawn from the Bangkok city councillor election on May…

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Former Democrat deputy leader surrenders to Thai police to face sexual assault charges

In what is regarded as Thailand’s most significant #metoo case to date, former Democrat party deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi surrendered at Lumpini police station this morning (Saturday), to acknowledge charges…

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Deputy leader of Thailand’s Democrat party quits amid sexual harassment allegations

A deputy leader of the Democrat Party, Prinn Panitchpakdi, announced his resignation from all posts in the party today (Thursday), as he categorically denied multiple allegations of sexual harassment on…

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Exclusive interview with Prinn Panitchpakdi leading new economy team of Democrat

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