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Most Bangkokians prefer Move Forward Party leader for PM: NIDA Poll

By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOST BANGKOKIANS prefer Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat to become prime minister after the next general election, says a recent opinion poll. According to the National Institute of Development Administration’s (NIDA) poll conducted among 2,000 Bangkok residents earlier this month, 20.40% of all respondents  preferred the Move Forward top leader

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People-endorsed bid to end senators’ power to pick PM aborted again

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters LEGISLATION TO END the power of senators to vote alongside MPs for head of a post-election government was aborted again today (Sept 7). During today’s joint House/Senate meeting on the legislation primarily drafted to amend the constitution’s Section 272 and endorsed with signatures of over 75,000 people in sustained effort

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Update: Kanokwan ordered by court to stop performing duties in land grab case

By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY EDUCATION MINISTER Kanokwan Wilawan was today (August 26) ordered by court to stop performing her duties in the face of a national park encroachment case earlier filed against her. The Supreme Court has ordered Kanokwan to immediately stop performing her duties after the National Anti-Corruption Commission had filed the case

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Watana sentenced to 99 years jail in payoff scandal

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & HUMAN Security minister Watana Muangsook was today (Mar.4) sentenced to 99 years in prison on kickback-taking charges involving government housing projects run over a decade ago. The Supreme Court’s judges handling criminal lawsuits against politicians finally ruled Watana guilty of manipulating demands for payoffs in relation to

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Revived call for end to senators’ power to pick PM kicks off

By Thai Newsroom Reporters A REFRESHED MOVE got started today (Jan. 10) for all parties and people to endorse a revived call for an end to the senatorial power to pick a post-election prime minister. Somchai Srisutthiyakorn, director of Rangsit University’s Centre for Political Research and Development, launched the move for all parties either with

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Street protesters urge PM to quit in 14 days

By Thai Newsroom Reporters ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS today (July 10) continued to press Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down in 14 days’ time on allegations that he has obviously failed to effectively contain the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the country. Political activist Sombat Boonngam-anong, leader of the ”car mob” protesters, called on Prayut to resign within

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