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Analysis: Prayut will not dissolve House only to dodge no-confidence bid 

  By Out-Crowd IT WILL BE VERY UNLIKELY for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to dissolve the House of Representatives and call a general election, let alone step down, to avoid a censure debate and no-confidence vote, speculated in an upcoming May or June, no matter what the consequences will be. What was essentially understandable to

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Certain opposition MPs offered handsome payoffs from coalition partner: Thaksin

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PRIME MINISTER Thaksin Shinawatra alleged yesterday (Feb.15) certain opposition MPs have been offered handsome payoffs in exchange for future defection to a certain coalition partner in government. During a Care Talk/Care Clubhouse live streaming programme, the ex-premier said he has been informed of the hush-hush, ongoing effort on the part

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Novel group of multi-partisan MPs set up

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A NOVEL GROUP OF MULTI-PARTISAN MPs has been formed with primary intent to perform as independent lawmakers who may have earlier been aligned to the coalition government but may from now cast their votes against government legislations. Thai Civilized MP Mongkolkit Suksintharanond confirmed today (Feb.10) that the group, tentatively called

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Health

House meetings to continue despite 12 MPs catching Covid

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Jan.30) decided against cancelling meetings scheduled for Feb. 2-4 despite 12 MPs having contracted Covid-19 as he has always maintained that parliamentary work should continue despite the pandemic, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Sukit Atthopakon, Chuan’s adviser, said the House speaker had stepped up preventive measures to an appropriate

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Covid cluster develops at House, 4 Bhumjaithai MPs confirmed infected

  BHUMJAITHAI Party said today (Jan. 29) that many MPs from several parties had got infected with Covid-19 during a House of Representatives meeting this past week with four from its own ranks, Naewna newspaper said. Mr. Paradorn Prissananantakul, MP from Ang Thong province and the party’s spokesman, said the four Bhumjaithai MPs who caught

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House panel: Not enough evidence to back claim Prayut paid MPs 5m baht bribe

  A HOUSE of Representatives committee that investigated an allegation that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha paid 5 million baht cash bribe to government MPs to vote for him during the no-confidence debate early September said today (Jan. 5) there was not enough evidence and eyewitnesses to support the claim, Amarin TV said. Dr. Sukit Atthopakorn,

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Deposed MP might be hit with 10-year jail term, ban from politics

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH MP SIRA Jenjaka might be put into jail and banned from politics for many years following yesterday’s ruling of the Constitutional Court to deprive him of his MP status, according to Thai Liberal Party leader Seripisut Temiyavej. Seripisut commented that the deposed MP of the ruling party could

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Five govt lawmakers lose MP status due to previous anti-vote activism

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FIVE LAWMAKERS attached to coalition partners in government were today (Dec. 8) deprived of their MP status by judgement of the Constitutional Court over their outlawed activism conducted against a general election seven years ago. The Constitutional Court ruled the anti-vote activism orchestrated by the five deposed MPs, namely Thaworn

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Anti-Prayut activists, academics, MPs alerted of hackers on their iPhone

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters STREET ACTIVISTS, UNIVERSITY academics and opposition MPs critical of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have been warned of unidentified hackers trying to access their iPhone data storage systems. House Committee on Political Development, Mass Communication and Public Participation Chairman Natcha Boonchai-insawat said today (Nov. 25) an estimated 20 political activists, academics

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Gambling den exposed in Transport Minister’s Buriram province

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MAVERICK MP MONGKOLKIT Suksintaranon has retaliated against some police in Buriram where a libel lawsuit was earlier filed against him involving Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, a native of the northeastern province. Mongkolkit, the leader and lone MP of Thai Civilized Party, has posted on his Facebook page alleging that a

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Chuan: Five MPs given jail terms are all out

PARLIAMENT President Chuan Leepai said today (Feb. 25) that five MPs, among them three ministers, who were sentenced to imprisonment without bail have to immediately vacate their positions, Thai Rath newspaper said. The five of them are Mr. Buddhipongse Punnakanta, former digital economy and society minister, Mr. Nataphol Teepsuwan, former education minister, both MPs of

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