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MPs unanimously vote for public referendum on constitution amendment

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES today (Nov.3) reached a unanimous resolution to have the authorities hold a public referendum over constitution amendment to see whether or not most people may agree to it. A total of 323 MPs on both sides of the House chamber aisle voted for the motion to have

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MPs push for legalization of online gaming, casinos, underground lotteries

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters LAWMAKERS ATTACHED TO pro-government splinter parties today (May 18) filed legislation to amend the Gambling Act to legalize online gaming, casinos and underground lotteries once and for all. Spearheaded by Thai Local Power Party leader/MP Chatchawal Kong-udom, the 20 proponents of the amendment to the Gambling Act of 1935 have

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Move to end senators’ PM-picking power so far endorsed by 66,000 people

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters ABOUT 66,000 PEOPLE have so far endorsed a refreshed move to end the constitutional power of the unelected senators to pick a prime minister following the next general election. Former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn who is currently spearheading the massive move in the name of a Campaign For Constitutional Amendment

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People-endorsed constitution amendment bill voted down

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT legislation historically endorsed by the people to keep Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from prolonging his rule beyond the next election was today (Nov. 17) overwhelmingly voted down by government MPs and senators. Following a marathon debate in a joint House of Representatives/Senate session, the amendment bill was rejected

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Thai-style democratic rule keeps people ruled by unelected, unaccountable elite: Pita

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOVE FORWARD PARTY leader Pita Limjaroenrat concluded today (Nov. 16) the Thai-style democratic rule has been constantly keeping the people ruled by the unelected, unaccountable elite. During a lengthy debate at parliament on constitution amendment legislation prepared by the so-called Re-Solution Group and endorsed by over 150,000 people, the Move

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Lawmakers open marathon debate on people-endorsed constitution amendment bill

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A MARATHON DEBATE opened at parliament today (Nov. 16) on constitution amendment legislation historically endorsed by an estimated 150,000 people with chances for its passage being very slim. The people-endorsed constitution amendment bill was today discussed at greath lengths during a joint House of Representatives/Senate session and is being decided

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Key charter amendment bill finally sails through

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT bid to increase the number of constituency-based MPs and decrease that of party-listed MPs today (Sept. 10) finally sailed through for use in future elections. In a joint House/Senate meeting, 472 MPs and senators voted for the constitution amendment bill, compared to 33 legislators who voted against

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Prayut ‘clearly told Parliament constitution will be amended’

AS both Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam clearly told the special parliamentary session that the constitution will be amended the results can be considered satisfactory, Siam Rath newspaper quoted Chat Thai Pattana Party Director Nikorn Chamnong as saying this afternoon (Oct. 28, 2020). He pointed out that although all the

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