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Thai central bank raises rates, willing to adjust tightening as necessary

By Reuters and published by US News & World Report THE Thai central bank raised its key interest rate modestly for a second straight meeting today (Sept. 28) to tame 14-year high inflation and said it was willing to adjust the size and timing of rate moves as necessary. The Bank of Thailand’s (BOT) monetary

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Thaksin wonders if Prawit would be happy with Prayut’s possible comeback

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PREMIER THAKSIN Shinawatra yesterday (Sept 27) said he wondered if Caretaker Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan would be truly satisfied with a possible comeback of a court-suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha shortly. During a Care Clubhouse live podcast, Thaksin said it would be unlikely for Prawit who concurrently heads the

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Typhoon Noru barrels towards Vietnam, hitting Thailand on Thursday

By Reuters, published by CNA, and Thai Newsroom VIETNAM closed airports, announced curfews and urged thousands more people to evacuate today (Sept. 27) as intensifying Typhoon Noru barrelled towards the country, while the Thai Meteorological Department said it will weaken into a tropical storm when it slams Thailand on Thursday (Sept. 29). Hundreds of flights

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Prawit downplays ‘Pheu Thai landslide’ win in Roi Et local contest

By Thai Newsroom Reporters CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER Prawit Wongsuwan today (Sept. 27) categorically refuted what was called a “Pheu Thai landslide” victory in Sunday’s election for head of Roi Et provincial administration. The Pheu Thai candidate, namely five-time former MP Seksit Wainiyompong, won the race for president of Roi Et provincial administrative organisation, also known

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Petchaboon provincial head faces election ban over latest Prawit billboard 

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE HEAD OF A PROVINCIAL administration endorsed by caretaker Prime Minister-cum-Palang Pracharath party leader Prawit Wongsuwan in his planned contest for MP might probably be banned from running due to the way in which he has advertised himself. Former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn posted on his Facebook page to allege that

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Kanchana quits as top leader of Chart Thai Pattana Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters KANCHANA SILPA-ARCHA has resigned as top leader of the Chart Thai Pattana Party, prompting an across-the-board change of executive members of the fourth-largest coalition partner. Kanchana, daughter of the late former prime minister Banharn Silpa-archa and sister of Natural Resources & Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, has called it quits as

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Santi denies party-hopping rumours

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH Party secretary-general Santi Prompat today (Sept. 25) categorically denied he has quietly planned to defect from the largest coalition partner to Bhumjaithai Party. Santi who concurrently performs as deputy finance minister dismissed as “groundless” the allegations that he would sooner or later join the Bhumjaithai Party, headed by

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Gigantic roadside signs featuring Prawit, his party’s logo yet to be removed: Chonlanan

By Thai Newsroom Reporters IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN whether colossal vote-wooing signs spotted along the road in some provinces ostensibly featuring caretaker Prime Minister-cum-Palang Pracharath party leader Prawit Wongsuwan will ever be removed at any time from now, commented Pheu Thai party leader Chonlanan Srikaew today (Sept. 24). Under the laws pertaining to a

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Minister warns activists not to move on Prayut verdict day

  WITH THE Constitutional Court due to give its verdict on suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight years in power maximumly provided by law next Friday September 30, Minister of Digital Economy and Society Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn today (Sept. 30) urged activists to not make any moves on that day, Matichon newspaper said. The charter’s clauses

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