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Prayut to give way for Prawit to rise to power: Thaksin

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha would rather not stand in the way of Palang Pracharath leader Prawit Wongsuwan who has apparently inspired himself to rise to power after an upcoming general election, according to de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin who made his comments during last night’s (Feb.7) Care

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Sam Mit group not leaving Palang Pracharath

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters SAM MIT GROUP leader Suriya Juangroongruangkit today (Feb.7) categorically denied Sam Mit co-leader Somsak Thepsuthin and he himself will sooner than later depart from the Palang Pracharath Party for another camp. Suriya who concurrently performs as industry minister confirmed Somsak who concurrently acts as justice minister and he himself will

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Some Red Shirt activists, first-time voters might spurn Pheu Thai runners for MP: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A NUMBER OF RED SHIRT activists and first-time voters might probably reject Pheu Thai candidates running for MP in the wake of scathing criticism launched against de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra, according to a noted academic. Those Red Shirt activists who may have picked Pheu Thai candidates in

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Surakiart now tipped as Pheu Thai’s top contender for PM

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER Surakiart Sathirathai will likely be proclaimed at the last minute as the top person among a trio of Pheu Thai partisan candidates for prime minister, said a partisan source today (Feb.4). Surakiart who currently chairs the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council Foundation, used to perform as foreign

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Ping pong bomb thrown at Pheu Thai Party’s huge billboard in Don Mueang

  A MOTORCYCLIST flung a ping pong bomb at a gigantic billboard put up in front of Pheu Thai Party’s election centre in Don Mueang district this morning (Feb.2) but fortunately there were no casualties, Naewna newspaper said. Mrs. Puangpetch Chunleaw, chairman of the party’s coordinating committee on political affairs in Bangkok, and her team

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Anutin-hyping roadside billboards may break election law: Rural Doctor Society

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters RURAL DOCTOR SOCIETY today (Jan.30) questioned whether 11,000-plus roadside billboards may illicitly solicit popularity for Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul during a current run-up to a general election. Rural Doctor Society posted on its Facebook page to call on the Election Commission to determine whether the 11,000-plus large

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Prayut dared to join debate between contestants for PM

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Jan.29) was dared to take part in an open debate between partisan contestants for prime minister. Pheu Thai leader Chonlanan Srikaew challenged Prayut to join the proposed debate between varied partisan contenders for prime minister somewhere in near future where they could openly manifest their

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Pita prepared to become PM, vows to switch off ‘Sam Por’ powers

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOVE FORWARD LEADER Pita Limjaroenrat today (Jan.28) reconfirmed he has already prepared to become Thailand’s 30th prime minister, denying further rule of coup leader-turned-premier Prayut Chan-o-cha and others associated with the 2014 coup junta. Delivering a campaign speech at Thammasat University Rangsit campus, Pita called on the people nationwide to

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Prawit becomes sole Palang Pracharath candidate for PM

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH PARTY leader Prawit Wongsuwan has now become the sole candidate of the largest ruling party for prime minister in the next general election. Today’s (Jan.27) Palang Pracharath party caucus has resolved to name Prawit, who concurrently acts as deputy prime minister, as the sole partisan contestant for head

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Prayut angered when asked to respond to Thaksin’s comments

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Jan.25) immediately lost his head when asked to respond to comments made last night by his deposed predecessor Thaksin Shinawatra about the next general election. At one point during a press conference at the National Police headquarters, Prayut was obviously frustrated at a reporter’s call

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Thaksin in about-turn on homecoming bid – not seeking Pheu Thai’s help

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DE FACTO PHEU THAI BOSS Thaksin Shinawatra has apparently made an about-face over his long-awaited scheme to return home from self-exile overseas, saying he will not seek help from his own party’s rank and file for this matter even if they become core of a post-election government. During last night’s

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Prawit repeats scene-stealing trip prior to Prayut’s planned visit 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters IN WHAT WAS VIEWED as a repeated stealing of the scene, Palang Pracharath leader Prawit Wongsuwan today (Jan.20) visited Nakhon Sawan 10 days ahead of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s scheduled visit to the same province. Prawit who paid the official visit as deputy prime minister to water resources development projects

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