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Pheu Thai Party wins Bangkok by-election, defeating Palang Pracharath archrival

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE OPPOSITION PHEU THAI Party today (Jan. 30) won a by-election for MP in Chatuchak/Laksi constituency of Bangkok, widely defeating the ruling Palang Pracharath Party. Pheu Thai candidate Surachart Tianthong triumphed with 29,416 votes, compared to 7,906 votes secured by Palang Pracharath archrival Saranrat Jenjaka, according to unofficial results of

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House meetings to continue despite 12 MPs catching Covid

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Jan.30) decided against cancelling meetings scheduled for Feb. 2-4 despite 12 MPs having contracted Covid-19 as he has always maintained that parliamentary work should continue despite the pandemic, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Sukit Atthopakon, Chuan’s adviser, said the House speaker had stepped up preventive measures to an appropriate

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