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Madam Deer to contest for Democrat leader

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER MP WATANYA BUNNAG has finally made up her mind to contest for Democrat leader early next month. Watanya, aka Madam Deer, spouse of Nation Group chair Chai Bunnag, is scheduled for tomorrow (Nov.29) to publicly announce her decision to contest for leader of the country’s oldest party. An extraordinary

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Padipat finally accepted as MP of Fair Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY HOUSE SPEAKER Padipat Santipada, previously attached to the Move Forward, has been officially accepted as MP of the Fair Party following last month’s “technical” ouster of him from the largest opposition party. Fair Party leader Pitipong Temcharoen confirmed today (Oct.31) that the first deputy House speaker has been recently

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Paetongtarn named Pheu Thai leader

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PAETONGTARN SHINAWATRA, daughter of de facto Pheu Thai boss/”sickly” inmate Thaksin Shinawatra was today (Oct. 27) named leader of the core coalition party. In today’s extraordinary caucus, Paetongtarn was unrivalled to assume the top Pheu Thai leadership practically under influence of her father who has been invariably regarded by the

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Padipat’s choice: Leave House seat or be ‘technically ousted’ from Move Forward

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY HOUSE SPEAKER Padipat Santipada of the Move Forward will likely have to choose either to leave the second highest post in the legislative branch or be “technically ousted” from his current party to give way for the naming of an opposition leader from the same camp, partisan sources said

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Former village headman ‘ordered policeman shot dead in the middle of the party’: Police

  CRIME SUPPRESSION Division (CSD) police today (Sep. 9) told the Criminal Court during a bail hearing for former village headman Mr. Praween Chanklai, or Kamnan Nok, that the suspect had ordered his subordinate to kill a policeman in the middle of a party at his house attended by several other policemen, Naewna newspaper said.

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Patcharawat shrugs off hearsay over Palang Pracharath leadership

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER-CUM-NATURAL Resources & Environment Minister Patcharawat Wongsuwan today (Sep.5) shrugged off sustained speculation that he might probably replace his elder brother Prawit Wongsuwan as Palang Pracharath leader anytime soon. Patcharawat, a former police chief and Palang Pracharath partisan counsel, categorically dismissed hearsay that he might probably replace the

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Thaksin, Yingluck show up at Hun Sen’s birthday party in Phnom Penh

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPOSED PRIME MINISTERS Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra have shown up in Phnom Penh to join in the celebrations of Cambodia’s outgoing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s birthday over the weekend. According to Cambodia’s Fresh News report, Thaksin and Yingluck arrived in Phnom Penh yesterday to attend Hun Sen’s 71st birthday

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Move Forward’s Bangkok contestants simultaneously occupy intersection corners

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE MOVE FORWARD candidates running for MP in all 33 Bangkok constituencies literally occupied a sidewalk corner of an intersection simultaneously this morning (May 5). Armed with a portable loudspeaker, the Move Forward contestants began to take on the sidewalk corner of the intersection at about 7 a.m. today, drawing

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Commoners Party – the country’s only camp with lone constituency-based candidate

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE COMMONERS PARTY has become the country’s only camp to send a lone candidate running for MP in constituency-based mode for the May 14 general election. The lone Commoners contender vying in constituency-based mode, namely Suradej Kaewkalaya, applied today (Apr.4) only to enable six other candidates of the same camp

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Bhumjaithai dissolution sought for allegedly accepting tainted donations

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters OUTSPOKEN GOVERNMENT CRITIC Chuwit Kamolvisit today (Mar.17) filed a petition to the Election Commission in pursuit of dissolution of the Bhumjaithai Party for allegedly accepting donations of laundered money. Chuwit called on the polling agency to forward his petition over to the Constitutional Court for prompt consideration and a subsequent

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Thanathorn insists military be kept out of politics for good

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit today (Mar.11) insisted that the military be ultimately kept out of politics for the sake of democratic rule. Assisting in the Move Forward electoral campaign in Chaiyaphum, Thanathorn told a cheering crowd in the northeastern province that the progressive party has found it ultimately necessary

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Ruam Thai Sang Chart dissolution sought for undue reference to late monarch

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE RUAM THAI SANG CHART could possibly be dissolved by court for allegedly making an unlawful reference to the late King Rama IX the Great during the brand-new party’s electoral campaign, according to Thai Liberal policy steersman Somchai Srisutthiyakorn. Somchai today (Mar.3) filed a latest petition with the Election Commission

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Ruam Thai Sang Chart leader challenged to show evidence on renting grey senator’s property

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOVE FORWARD MP RANGSIMAN Rome today (Feb.24) dared Ruam Thai Sang Chart leader Pirapan Salirathavipak to produce evidence pertaining to the supposedly lawful rental of property in Bangkok for use as the party’s headquarters amidst allegations that it was merely part of a money-laundering scam involving a notorious senator. Rangsiman

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Move Forward MP calls for abolition of army-led ISOC

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOVE FORWARD MP Amarat Chokpamitkul today (Feb.16) called for abolition of the army-led Internal Security Operations Command which has allegedly looked to persecute people with opposing views as if they were enemies of the country. During a second day of censure debate without subsequent votes of confidence, Amarat suggested the

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