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US troops to take part in Cobra Gold 2022 at Pranburi army camp

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A BATCH OF 350 Thai and United States soldiers will be provided a combat training ground under the Cobra Gold 2022 joint military exercise at an army camp in Prachuap Khiri Khan next month, officials said today (Jan. 26). Thailand’s Infantry Centre at Fort Thanarat in Pranburi area of the

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Thammanat’s clique of MPs will continue to support govt: Prawit

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PALANG Pracharath Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow and 20 other MPs will definitely continue to support the current coalition government though they have left for a brand-new party, said Deputy Prime Minister/Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan today (Jan. 25). Prawit assured that Thammanat and those MPs under his command

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P-Move protesters barge in as Prawit canvasses for by-election candidate 

  WHILE Deputy Prime Minister and Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan was canvassing for his party’s candidate in the upcoming by-election in Laksi/Chatuchak constituency of Bangkok today (Jan. 24) the People’s Network for a Just Society (P-Move) protesters pushed their way through and handed over a letter to his representatives, Matichon newspaper said. With

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Big hopes pinned on Prayut’s visit to Saudi Arabia next week

THE official announcement today (Jan. 23) that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be visiting Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 25-26, immediately attracted attention both in Thailand and the world stage because relations between the two countries have been at a standstill for over three decades, Matichon newspaper said. Ties between the two countries

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Splinter parties tipped to consolidate with Thammanat’s clique

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters SEVERAL SPLINTER PARTIES will likely consolidate with an independent clique of 21 MPs headed by deposed Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow, said partisan sources today (Jan. 21). The MPs of those splinter parties who have so far lent support for the Palang Pracharath-led coalition government will likely consolidate with

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No cabinet reshuffle or House dissolution anytime soon: Prayut

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Jan 20) said he has not as yet contemplated reshuffling his cabinet or dissolving the House of Representatives anytime soon, following a sudden ouster of Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow and 20 Palang Pracharath MPs from the biggest government party. Prayut told reporters at

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Thammanat to either get a Cabinet seat or be ousted from party alongside 20 other MPs

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow might probably be given a cabinet seat in a fresh negotiation with Deputy Prime Minister/party leader Prawit Wongsuwan or else he himself and some 20 other MPs would choose to be ousted from the largest government party, sources said today (Jan. 19). Thammanat who

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Democrat Party set to sue Palang Pracharath MP over ‘outbuying votes’ accusation

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEMOCRAT PARTY today (Jan. 18) reassured legal action will certainly be taken against a notorious MP of Palang Pracharath Party for evidently accusing the former of ”outbuying votes” to defeat the latter in Sunday’s by-election for MP in two southern constituencies. Democrat Party spokesman Ramet Ratanachaweng reconfirmed his party will

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5 groups rally at Govt House over rising cost of living

  FIVE activist groups held a demonstration in front of the Government House today (Jan.18) calling for urgent measures to resolve the rising cost of living, Matichon newspaper said. The five groups, Labour Network for People’s Rights,  24 June Democracy Group, New Generation Network in Nonthaburi, administrative and student organisations of Kasetsart University and Thalu

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Two Palang Pracharath MPs resign, will likely join a new party 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters TWO PALANG PRACHARATH MPs today (Jan. 17) resigned as members of the biggest government party, thus immediately depriving themselves of MP status. MP Supon Fong-ngarm and MP Santi Kiranand tendered letters of resignation from membership of Palang Pracharath Party headed by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan amidst news reports that

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