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Prayut, Anupong irked at ‘renegade votes’ cast by some Palang Pracharath MPs

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha and Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda have looked considerably frustrated and appalled at last Saturday’s event in which certain coalition MPs voted no-confidence in the latter and their overt moves to promote Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan as interior minister. Prayut and Anupong today (July 26) discussed

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Over 524,000 Thais worldwide give thumbs down to Prayut, all censured ministers

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters OVER 524,000 Thai people worldwide have cast “no-confidence” votes against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and 10 other cabinet members who have barely survived a censure/no-confidence motion at parliament today (July 23). According to “The Voice of the People” polling project coordinator/Thammasat University vice rector Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, a total of 524,806

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Prayut, all other censured ministers survive no-confidence vote

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha and 10 other cabinet members survived today’s (July 23) censure/no-confidence motion, with the premier-cum-defence minister being given 256 votes of confidence against 206 votes of no confidence. Following four long days of censure debate, beginning last Tuesday, most MPs on both sides of the parliament aisle

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Prayut held responsible for 21bn baht ‘foolish waste’ on engineless Chinese sub

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha was today (July 22) held accountable for a “foolish waste” of the taxpayer’s money amounting to 21 billion baht involving the navy’s planned purchase of a Chinese-built submarine without engine. During the last day of a four-day censure debate, Pheu Thai MP Yutthapong Charatsathian alleged that Prayut

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Thaksin quickly lashes back at Prayut

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters SELF-EXILED former premier Thaksin Shinawatra reconfirmed yesterday (July 19) he will certainly return home after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had just dared the Pheu Thai Party to bring him back. In response to Prayut’s sarcasm made during the first day of a four-day censure/no-confidence motion yesterday, Thaksin reassured his terminal

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Activists hold unofficial vote for or against Prayut government in many provinces

THE PRO-DEMOCRACY RATSADON Group (People’s Party) organised political activity in 34 provinces where people could cast a vote of either confidence or no confidence in the Prayut government ahead of the marathon censure/no-confidence debate taking place in Parliament from Tuesday July 19 till Friday July 22, Matichon newspaper. In Bangkok voting stations were set up

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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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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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Censure debate/no-confidence vote against Prayut delayed until early July

By Thai Newsroom Reporters A CENSURE DEBATE AND NO-CONFIDENCE vote against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is being delayed until early July now that the opposition bloc has postponed the lodging of a relevant motion until a couple of organic laws of the constitution have been enacted. The Pheu Thai-led opposition bloc today (Apr. 26) resolved

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‘Renegade’ opposition MPs to help Prayut survive no-confidence vote

  OVER A DOZEN OPPOSITION MPs will readily help Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha survive a censure/no-confidence motion expected in late May or early June by either casting their vote for him or abstaining from voting, a partisan source said today (Mar.16). The “renegade” MPs will practically turn coats to vote in support of Prayut or

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Prayut-rescuing payoff scandal reconfirmed

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters AN OUTSPOKEN MP today (Feb.18) reconfirmed the five-million-baht payoff scandal allegedly handed out to certain government MPs each in exchange for their vote in support of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha following last September’s censure debate. During the second day of the censure debate in the House of Representatives, Pheu Thai

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Amnesty urged for all pro-democracy activists, including those as yet put behind bars

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters AN OPPOSITION MP today (Feb.18) called on the coalition government to manage granting amnesty for all pro-democracy activists, specifically those who may be currently detained under lese majeste or other politically related lawsuits. During the second day of censure debate on the performances of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his

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Lone, maverick MP resigns in middle of House chamber

By Thai Newsroom Reporters IN A SURPRISE PHENOMENON in the middle of the House of Representatives chamber, former deputy prime minister Mingkwan Saengsuwan today (Feb.17) resigned as MP in apparent protest of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s regime. The maverick Mingkwan announced his resignation as MP of New Economics Party during today’s censure debate on the

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