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House/Senate meeting adjourned due to lack of quorum among divided lawmakers

By Thai Newsroom Reporters TODAY’S (JULY 5) JOINT House/Senate meeting was abruptly adjourned due to lack of a quorum as pro-government lawmakers have been obviously divided and undecided over some electoral systems to choose for use in the next general election for MPs. The joint House/Senate meeting had proceeded for less than four hours with

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Wissanu: Ask Constitutional Court about Prayut’s eight-year tenure 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER Wissanu Krea-ngam today (June 30) encouraged those who may wonder whether Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will have spent a maximum of eight years in power by the upcoming August to call on the Constitutional Court for judgement. Wissanu told reporters at Government House that Prayut’s eight-year tenure

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Protests in Chiang Mai during Prayut’s visit despite tight security

  CHIANG MAI demonstrators managed to stage small protests against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his visit to the northern province today (June 29) despite 2,120 policemen protecting him, Matichon newspaper said. Gen. Prayut, who visited the Shinawatra family stronghold together with his delegation to monitor various projects implemented by his administration, landed at the

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Thammanat tells Prayut to quit if any minister targeted in censure debate flounders

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha was suggested today (June 29) to consider stepping down if any individual cabinet members are intensely grilled for their alleged wrongdoings and barely given a yea vote in an approaching censure/no-confidence motion. Thai Economic party leader Thammanat Prompao advised that Prayut claim full, prompt responsibility by resigning

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Analysis: Prayut will survive censure motion, major cabinet reshuffle tipped to follow

  By Out-Crowd PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha will likely survive next month’s censure/no-confidence motion which might probably be followed by a major cabinet reshuffle since the Palang Pracharath-led coalition government’s four-year term is scheduled to end next March. The approaching censure debate and subsequent no-confidence votes against Prayut and 10 other cabinet members will not

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Bike-riding teen protesters fire firecrackers at police in Din Daeng hotspot

  THE protest against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Din Daeng intersection that started this afternoon (June 19) had not ended by nightfall with motorcycle-riding teenagers replacing senior demonstrators there and provoking police teams by firing firecrackers at them despite the rain, Thai Rath newspaper said this evening (Jan. 19). The teenagers zoomed in on

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Censure/no-confidence motion lodged against Prayut, 10 other cabinet members

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE OPPOSITION BLOC today (June 15) filed a censure/no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and 10 other members of cabinet. The Pheu Thai-led opposition is holding Prayut’s running of the country in erroneous, incompetent and damageous fashion as a prime target of the censure debate alongside the 10 other

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Trouble avoided as anti-Prayut protesters gather at Din Daeng intersection again

  DEMONSTRATORS joining another “Walk to Chase Tu” protest march from Din Daeng intersection to the residence Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, whose nickname is Tu, at First Infantry Regiment barracks barely a kilometre away this evening (June 12) set off a string of giant firecrackers but there was no clash with police teams finally retreating

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Police vehicle set ablaze in fierce clash at Din Daeng intersection 

EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED protesters clashed with police at Din Daeng intersection this evening (June 11) and set fire to a police vehicle after being blocked from riding to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s residence at First Infantry Regiment barracks which is barely a kilometre away, Naewna newspaper said. The protesters mostly rode motorcycles to this hotspot, where clashes

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Prayut shrugs off Chadchart no-show at event

  PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the opening ceremony of “Smart Pier Smart Connection” between Tha Chang and Sathorn piers today (June 8) but to the surprise of participants Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittiphan was not on hand to welcome him even though this is something the city’s governor usually does, Naewna newspaper said. Upon

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Thammanat claims to take command of 40 MPs

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAI ECONOMIC MP Thammanat Prompao has today (May 26) claimed to take command of some 40 MPs who could possibly join hands with the opposition bloc to outvote the coalition government. Thammanat told reporters that his 40-strong force could possibly tip the scale in opposition to the Palang Pracharath-led coalition government

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