Thai Charter Court Dismisses Petition from Move Forward Party Around Re-nomination as Prime Minister

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National — On Wednesday, August 16th, the Constitutional Court of Thailand voted unanimously to drop the petition from the election-winning Move Forward Party to review a parliamentary decision that blocked its leader Pita Limjaroenrat from...

Thailand’s Strict Alcohol Laws Return to the Forefront After Political Controversy

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National — Thailand has some of the strictest alcohol laws in the world, and one of them is a prohibition on advertising any alcoholic beverage. This law carries a fine of up to 500,000 baht...

Move Forward MP Apologizes for Ekkamai Restaurant Incident

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PRESS RELEASE: Move Forward MP Chorayuth Chaturapornprasithas issued a public apology following accusations of his involvement in a brawl that took place during the early hours of Aug 4 at an eatery in Bangkok’s...

No Final Date Yet for Next Thai Prime Minister Vote in Parliament

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National — Parliament speaker Wan Muhammad Noor Matha has yet to decide the final date for the next round of Thailand's prime ministerial vote pending the Thai charter court's ruling on the ombudsmen’s petition. Mr. Wan...

Contingency in Place for Possible Thaksin Return

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PRESS RELEASE: Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam recently revealed that a contingency plan has been devised in anticipation of the potential return of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. According to Wissanu, the government has taken...

Move Forward Convenes to Discuss Future Policies

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PRESS RELEASE: In a recent meeting of the Move Forward Party, members of parliament (MPs) from various districts were instructed to visit their local constituencies and gather public opinions on the prime ministerial voting process. Pakamon...

Pheu Thai Announces New Coalition to Form Thai Government

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Thailand – The Pheu Thai Party has announced a new coalition with PM candidate Srettha Thavisin. Our previous stories: The Pheu Thai Party will now establish a new coalition without the Move Forward Party, rendering the memorandum...

Youth Protesters Demonstrate Against Thai Senator at Ministry of Culture

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National — The youth-led Thalu Wang protest group protested in front of the Thai Ministry of Culture on Sunday, August 6th, to demand the revocation of the national artist status of a senator who reportedly...

Pheu Thai and Bhumjaithai Pledge to Form New Thai Government

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National — The Bhumjaithai Party has agreed to join hands with the Pheu Thai Party to form a new government coalition, Bhumjaithai leader Anutin Charnvirakul said at a press conference on August 7th. Bhumjaithai agreed to...

Thai Parliament Speaker Adjourns Sitting Amid Motion Objections

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PRESS RELEASE:  Friday’s (4 Aug) parliamentary sitting was abruptly adjourned without discussing an agenda regarding the senate's power to endorse prime ministers. The sitting started at 10:30 AM, an hour later than scheduled, as only 34...
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