Move Forward leader Chaithawat Tulathon said Senator Khunying Pornthip Rojanasunan was turned away from a restaurant in Iceland because senators blocked Pita Limjaroenrat from becoming prime minister and political laws need amending.
Tropical Storm Koinu is heading westwards and after lashing Taiwan, Hong Kong, Hainan Island with torrential rain will make landfall in Vietnam on Oct. 9 triggering heavy rain in parts of Thailand including Bangkok during Oct. 9-11.
The Appeals Court today (Sep. 30) rejected a bail petition by activist lawyer Anon Nampha who earlier this week was sentenced to four years in jail in a Section 112 of the Criminal Code case, known as the lese majeste law.
Ex-Democrat deputy leader Prinn Panichphakdi was sentenced to four years in jail and told pay 2 million baht compensation to his sexual harassment victim Mrs. Hathairat Thanakitamnuay, wife of wealthy protester Mr. Thanat Thanakitamnuay.
After years of not dominating Thailand’s political arena the Soi Rajakrue clique is back in the limelight with two fourth generation members coming to the fore albeit attached to different political camps.
TikTok short video app suffered a setback after Indonesia became the first Southeast Asian country to implement regulations prohibiting social media companies from simultaneously operating as e-commerce platforms.
Deputy House Speaker Padipat Santipada is moving to get parliament to switch to a Cloud servers system which will be cost-effective and efficient after seeing technological progress at Singapore’s parliament.
Progressive Movement Chairman Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit was awarded over 4.9 million baht compensation for the revocation of two land title deeds with the court pointing out he had bought them in good faith.
An ex-police chief said a search of “Big Joke” Pol. Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn’s house this morning (Sep. 25) could be a move to knock him out of the race at a time a new police chief is being appointed.
Cyber Police searched the house of Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, nicknamed Big Joke, after seven of his subordinates were arrested over alleged links to online gambling but did not find incriminating evidence.
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said upon returning from New York that he will be holding talks with more American companies during the Apec summit in November with Thai businessmen too getting a chance to do so.
A Swiss man who jumped from the third floor at Phuket Airport last evening (Sep. 22) died this morning despite quickly being taken to hospital while more torrential rain is forecast for Phuket and Krabi today.
A cannabis network told Public Health Minister Chonlanan Srikaew to clearly define what a draft bill on marijuana would mean in saying it is for medical and health purposes only and let folk medical practitioners have a say.
Ukraine’s president blasted Russia’s “criminal and unprovoked aggression” that undermines all norms of war and the UN charter at the UN Security Council but the feared verbal clash with Russia did not occur.
Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said state funds would be needed to support 20 baht flat fare on the Green Line with the contract for this route up for extension in 2029 and till then the private operator controls the rate.
London’s Met Police are probing sexual assault claims against comedian and actor Russell Brand as part of an investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches. He denies the claims.
A student network asked police chief Pol.Gen.Damrongsak Kittiprapat to find out if Police Hospital doctors had compromised their professional ethics by keeping “sickly” de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra from jail.
A big anti-government rally was held in Kuala Lumpur yesterday (Sep. 16) after prosecutors dropped corruption charges against Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is a key ally of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
Pita Limjaroenrat denied Move Forward is playing a political game to secure two key House positions with Deputy House Speaker Padipat Santipada only moving to a one-MP party while the new party leader will become opposition leader.
A fire broke out at another hotel in Cambodian border town Poipet last night (Sep. 15) but there were no casualties with this occurring less than a year after an inferno at a hotel-cum-casino killed 22 people.
Video clips from surveillance cameras at the former village headman’s house where a policeman was shot dead as salvaged from a wet server showed it was unplugged moments before shots were fired then replugged again.
The new cabinet led by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin approved seven measures at its first meeting this morning (Sep 13) with free visas for visitors from China and Kazakhstan plus a lower power rate being among them.
A tourist’s shoe got stuck in a moving walkway at Suvarnabhumi Airport but fortunately he did not get injured unlike a woman whose left leg was severed till the knee by a Don Mueang Airport travelator in June this year.
Former premier Chuan Leekpai warned Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin to not follow in the footsteps of one of his predecessors and end up in jail while Srettha said he aims to improve Thai people’s lives.
After an Amarin TV journalist was threatened by a senior police officer during a phone interview about the murder of a policeman at a party last week, a police unit was assigned to guard the media covering developments.
Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, nicknamed Big Joke, said the village headman in whose house a policeman was shot dead will not get off the hook as evidence is piling up against him.
At a bail hearing for an ex-village headman the police team told the court that he had ordered the killing of a policeman in the middle of a party also attended by several other policemen with bail then denied.
Talk of a name change is rife after Indian President Droupadi Murmu was referred to as “President of Bharat” on an invitation to a state dinner for leaders attending the G20 summit in Delhi this weekend.
A new, non-expiry arrest warrant has been issued for former culture minister and Pattaya mayor Itthipol Khunpluem over malfeasance charges stemming from approval of a Pattaya condominium project after he fled overseas.
Delivery of the Pheu Thai-led government’s policy statement and ensuing debate will take place on Monday and Tuesday (Sep. 11-12) with a cabinet meeting scheduled to be held the next day, Wednesday Sep. 13.
Move Forward MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn found out that the permanent secretary of Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation made 32 overseas trips in 18 months and wants to know how much money was spent.
De facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra who was granted royal pardon reducing his eight-year sentence to one year, could possibly be granted parole, former deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said.
After His Majesty the King endorsed a list of new cabinet members under Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, a special cabinet meeting was fixed for Wednesday (Oct. 6) to discuss the policy statement to be delivered at Parliament on Friday.
A list of new cabinet members under Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has already been submitted to His Majesty the King with the coalition government likely to deliver its policy statement in Parliament on Sep. 8.
Move Forward Party spokesman Rangsiman Rome said after seeing the unofficial cabinet lineup he has lots of questions to ask on how it is going to solve the people’s problems, particularly pricey power bills.
Amidst strong pressure from Red Shirt members Pheu Thai Party has yielded to their demand that retired general Nattapon Nakpanit not be named defence minister with this post now being given to a civilian.
With Pheu Thai de facto leader Thaksin Shinawatra allowed visitors for the first time after being admitted to Police Hospital today (Aug. 28) a car park attendant said not orders had been given to prepare special parking spaces for them.
Cabinet seats in the Pheu Thai-led coalition government have now been fully allocated with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin to be concurrently finance minister while both “uncles’ camps” got four portfolios each.
Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat has congratulated Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin but thinks it is going to be tough for this new government made up of different political stripes to work together.
Milan’s weather station said today (Aug. 25) the northern Italian city recorded its highest temperature in 260 years on Wednesday reaching 33 degrees Celsius as much of southern Europe broiled this summer.
Outgoing public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul said photos of newly-appointed Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin meeting his predecessor Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House showed Thais understand and forgive each other.
Pheu Thai de facto boss/ former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was rushed to the Police Hospital in the middle of the night after his medical condition worsened and he is now resting at the Royal Suite there.
Political activist Chuwit Kamolvisit has sent papers on alleged wheeling-dealing scams mounted by Sansiri Plc when Pheu Thai’s prime-ministerial candidate Srettha Thavisin was president to all lawmakers.
As confirmed by his daughter Paetongtarn Shinawatra, Thaksin Shinawatra will be returning home next Tuesday (Aug. 22) the same day his party’s prime-ministerial candidate Srettha Thavisin is being named and voted.
A senator said it appears Pheu Thai’s prime minister candidate Srettha Thavisin will have difficulty in winning the support of most senators who are concerned about allegations raised by Chuwit Kamolvisit.
Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat said he will not be petitioning the charter court to rule whether he is legally allowed to be named prime minister a second time as he wants this issue to be resolved within Parliament.
Political activist Chuwit Kamolvisit accused Pheu Thai’s candidate for prime minister Sretha Thavisin of being linked to another suspected property scam involving the purchase of a land plot in Thong Lor area.
Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat asked whether it is fair to suspend him as an MP after the polling agency’s panel cleared him over holding a minuscule amount of shares in non-operating ITV channel.