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Boris Johnson set to resign as prime minister today, UK media report

  By Euronews. BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to resign today (July 7) after a flood of ministerial resignations, UK media are reporting.  Johnson is stepping down after cabinet ministers and dozens of MPs from his own Conservative Party quit their government roles in the last 24 hours. His administration was dogged by

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Local news

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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Local news

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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Local news

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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Business

Arkhom appointed new finance minister

THE Royal Gazette today (Oct. 5) announced His Majesty the King’s royal command appointing Arkhom Termpittayapaisith the new finance minister. This appointment by His Majesty the King, with the royal command dated October 1, 2020, was made by virtue of Section 158 of the Constitution. Arkhom, born on July 25, 1956, is a Thai civil

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