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Residents furious at woman honking loudly after not finding her husband

ATTRACTING a lot of comments on Thai social media is a video clip of a woman disturbing residents of a few blocks of police flats by loudly blaring the horn of her car in the middle of the night after failing to find her husband, Sanook.com said this afternoon (Sept. 26). The video clip of

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Water rockets launched toward Govt House by anti-Prayut street protesters

By Thai Newsroom Reporters WATER ROCKETS WERE LAUNCHED in the direction of Government House by street activists who resumed protests against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Sept. 25). Members of activist group Thalu Fa (Through the Sky) launched the water rockets containing red dye in the direction of Government House whereas others hurled small bags

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Retiring undersecretary of Interior will not be welcome to Prawit’s party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters RETIRING UNDERSECRETARY OF Interior Chatchai Promlert will not be welcome to the Palang Pracharath Party and might have to look for another one to join instead, sources said today (Sept. 23). Though Chatchai, scheduled to retire as undersecretary of interior at the end of this month, may have been earlier

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Thanathorn’s niece slapped with lese majeste charges

    PROGRESSIVE Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s teenage niece today (Sept. 23) went to the Technology Crime Suppression Division police headquarters to acknowledge charges of violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or lese majeste law, Sanook.com said. Ms Akkarasorn Opilan, or Ang-Ang, 17, daughter of Thanathorn’s older sister Mrs. Chanaphan Juangroongruangkit, was accompanied by

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Prawit denies butting heads with Prayut, pledges love ‘until death do us part’

By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER Prawit Wongsuwan today (Sept. 22) denied he has quietly remained at odds with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and commented they have always loved each other like brothers for the last five decades. During an official visit to flood victims in Ayutthaya, Prawit, who concurrently heads the Palang Pracharath

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Palang Pracharath Party not naming Prayut as candidate for PM in next election

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PALANG PRACHARATH Party will no longer name Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as lame duck candidate for head of government in the next election because he could otherwise possibly retain his power for less than two years from now, said sources in the ruling party today (Sept. 21). Palang Pracharath

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Anti-Prayut street protesters reminisced on 15th anniversary of 2006 coup

By Thai Newsroom Reporters A MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha resumed today (Sept. 19) with a ”car mob” procession of automobiles and motorcycles cruising through an inner part of Bangkok and street protesters reminisced on the 15th anniversary of the 2006 coup. The long procession of horn-tooting automobiles and motorcycles ridden by anti-Prayut

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Din Daeng residents urged to tip off police about adolescent protesters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE METROPOLITAN POLICE have encouraged residents in the neighbourhood of Din Daeng intersection to give tip-offs pertaining to any looming, untoward incidents which might possibly be triggered tomorrow (Sept. 19) by adolescent street protesters in the area. In a press conference today, Metropolitan Police spokesman Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tawichai

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MPs involved in Prayut-rescuing payoff scandal urged to come out as witnesses

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE GOVERNMENT MPs who might have been offered five million baht in cash bribe to rescue Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from a recent no-confidence motion were today (Sept. 17) strongly advised to come out as personal witnesses to the payoff scandal. Thai Liberal Party leader Seripisut Temiyavej, who concurrently acts

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Thaksin being probed over THAI’s purchase of 10 aircraft

THE National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) today (Sept. 17) confirmed it has set up a large inquiry committee to investigate former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra for approving the purchase of 10 Airbus A340-500 and A340-600 aircraft by Thai Airways International (THAI) that then allegedly sharply increased its debts, Siam Rath newspaper said. NACC spokesman Mr. Niwatchai

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Protesters back at Din Daeng hotspot as residents stage separate rally

  WITH the Thalu Gas protesters having gathered again at Din Daeng intersection from 5.30 p.m. onwards today (Sept. 16) as they have been doing for weeks now, residents of Din Daeng flats affected by their nightly confrontation with crowd-control police were to stage their own rally to voice their disagreement with this movement, Siam

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