Anti-corruption commission candidate rejected

A lawyer’s hopes of becoming a National Anti-Corruption commissioner were dashed on Monday, when the Senate voted him down. The 110 votes that Sombat Thoratham, an independent legal adviser, received…

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As Pheu Thai keeps crossing new lines, Move Forward finds own dilemma

Senators rejecting a Pheu Thai prime ministerial nominee will be heavily criticised, but that possibility will have been largely expected. Move Forward doing the same, however, will be a lot…

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Pita Limjaroenrat

Move Forward lobbying intensely for votes to support Pita’s renomination

The Move Forward party has asked Thai Liberal leader Sereepisuth Temiyavet to contact the Chartthaipattana party, to convince its MPs to vote in favour of its leader, Pita Limjaroenrat, as…

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Senators who abstained from voting told to quit, coalition parties told to stay together

Supporters of the Move Forward party have issued a statement, urging senators, who abstained from voting in last Thursday’s joint sitting of the parliament to select the prime minister, to…

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Pheu Thai seeks clarifications on lèse majesté law and constitutional amendments

The Pheu Thai Party is demanding clarifications from the Move Forward party regarding Pita Limjaroenrat’s statement yesterday (Saturday) urging all coalition parties and the public to help in changing the…

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Online calls for boycott of senators’ businesses top trending overnight

Online community saw #ธุรกิจสว (Senator’s business) trending top overnight, after Move Forward supporters gathered information on businesses owned by senators and their families, with a focus on those who abstained…

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House speaker accepts draft charter amendment bill to clip senators’ wings

House speaker Wan Muhamad Noor Matha accepted a draft bill from the Move Forward party this afternoon (Friday), which seeks to amend Section 272 of the provisional chapter of Thailand’s…

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Pita’s renomination for PM hangs in balance, party hopes to remove senators from PM selection

Senator Prapanth Koonmee has insisted that Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat’s prime ministerial candidacy cannot be resubmitted to parliament, after he failed to get the minimum 375 votes needed…

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Off-limit zone declared around parliament by Bangkok police ahead of rally

Bangkok police have declared an area within 50 metres of the parliament building off-limits, in anticipation of a mass protest by supporters of the Move Forward party, who are expected…

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United Thai Nation party will not nominate leader for PM : Akanat

United Thai Nation party has no intention to nominate its leader to compete for the premiership, said the party’s secretary general Akanat Promphan on Thursday. He dismissed as groundless the…

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Senators, MPs boycott parliamentary meeting forcing another adjournment

A joint meeting of the Senate and House adjourned without convening yesterday (Wednesday) due to the absence of a quorum, after a number of senators and MPs boycotted the session,…

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Parliament passes two-ballot electoral system by overwhelming majority

A joint parliamentary session on Friday passed the proposed two-ballot electoral system, by an overwhelming 472 votes to 33, in the third and final reading of the only constitutional amendment…

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Parliament President Chuan Leekpai

Senators ask Chuan to seek Constitutional Court ruling on constitutionality of 3 draft charter amendments

A group of about 40 senators has asked Parliament President Chuan Leekpai to seek a ruling, from Thailand’s Constitutional Court, on the constitutionality of three of the seven draft constitutional…

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Ex-poll commissioner warns of rising political tensions in Thailand in October

A former election commissioner has warned that political tensions in Thailand are likely to reach boiling point in October, dubbed the “cursed October”, because the only parliamentary channel, through which…

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Maximum security in place at Parliament ahead of protest on Thursday

Maximum security is being implemented at the Thai Parliament ahead of a planned protest by the Free People movement, as the joint sitting of the House of Representatives and Senate…

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File photo of Pita Limjaroenrat,and Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) ©Future Forward Facebook

Sixteen Democrat MPs second opposition Kao Klai Party’s motion to trim power of Thailand’s senators

A motion, seconded by 99 opposition and government MPs, was today submitted to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to seek amendment of Section 272 of Thailand’s Constitution, with the aim of…

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PM defends the appointment of senators

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked critics to stop criticizing the alleged opaque manner in which the new senators were chosen, claiming that they had been screened and royally endorsed….

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About 60 NLA members to resign to join Senate

About 60 members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) are expected to tender their resignations in the next two days to be ready to join the military-appointed Senate. NLA vice…

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Sudarat questions credibilty of senator selection

Pheu Thai party’s chief election strategist Sudarat Keyuraphan has questioned the credibility of the selection of 194 senators by the military junta, officially called the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). She pointed out…

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Abhisit insists party leader who musters majority in election should be PM

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said he hopes senators would respect the wishes of the people and the decision of the House of Representatives by allowing leader of a party…

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