The DSI Facebook page published a photo of Suriya who wrote, ‘I had known that this day would come on the first day I took the leadership of this office. I chose my own way. I’m not sorry; I did my best. I felt honoured to work with you.”

DSI chief axed

The director-general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), Pol Col Suriya Singhakamol, has been removed and appointed as the deputy permanent secretary of justice by the cabinet. No explanation…

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Is it Move Forward’s turn to have its cake and eat it too?

The Move Forward Party, best known for its radical ideas, has always been seen by its critics as being politically naïve, but it may have finally started to learn the…

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Thai men to enjoy maternity benefits on behalf of their wives

Thai men who have made contributions to the Social Security Fund can now claim refunds for medical check-ups, pre-natal care and child delivery expenses from the Office of Social Security…

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Will govt policy to cut train fares by 50% spark Bangkok renaissance?

Ruling party Pheu Thai has promised to honor its election policy by capping Bangkok city train fares at 20 baht. If Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit gets his way, the fare…

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All mega-projects now require strategic environment assessment

The government has recently issued a new ministerial regulation, requiring all mega projects to undergo a strategic environmental assessment (SEA), on top of the existing environmental impact assessment (EIA) and…

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Palang Pracharat to nominate Prayut as PM again if party wins election

Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao, a controversial politician who was recently elected as the ruling Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP)’s new secretary-general, said today (Monday) that the party will nominate…

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Thammanat Prompao / AFP

Thammanat Prompao elected Palang Pracharat Party’s secretary-general

Thailand’s controversial Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao, who was sentenced to four years in an Australian prison in 1994 for drug trafficking, was elected secretary-general of the country’s ruling Palang…

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Sudarat quits as Pheu Thai Party’s strategic chief

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan has resigned as the chief of strategy for Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party, and Anudit Nakhontap, the party’s secretary-general, is expected to follow suit. In her Facebook…

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