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Santi named Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general in place of Thammanat

By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY FINANCE Minister Santi Prompat was today (Jan. 27) named secretary-general of Palang Pracharath Party, the biggest coalition partner in government. At the order of Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan, Santi has become the party’s secretary-general in place of Thammanat Prompow who was ousted from the party’s membership alongside 20

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Thammanat to either get a Cabinet seat or be ousted from party alongside 20 other MPs

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow might probably be given a cabinet seat in a fresh negotiation with Deputy Prime Minister/party leader Prawit Wongsuwan or else he himself and some 20 other MPs would choose to be ousted from the largest government party, sources said today (Jan. 19). Thammanat who

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Two Palang Pracharath MPs resign, will likely join a new party 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters TWO PALANG PRACHARATH MPs today (Jan. 17) resigned as members of the biggest government party, thus immediately depriving themselves of MP status. MP Supon Fong-ngarm and MP Santi Kiranand tendered letters of resignation from membership of Palang Pracharath Party headed by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan amidst news reports that

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Ex-Palang Pracharath Party leader too faces jail over deposed MP fiasco

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters  FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Uttama Savanayon might probably be given a jail term and banned from politics for several years for having evidently allowed a partisan candidate to run for MP two and a half years ago despite disqualification, said a university academic today (Dec. 23). Mr. Somchai Srisutthiyakorn,

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Benelux envoys sound out Pheu Thai Party about volatile political situation

By Thai Newsroom Reporters BENELUX ENVOYS TO THAILAND met with high-ranking members of Pheu Thai Party today (Nov. 23) to discuss the country’s volatile political situation and other topics of shared interest. Netherlands Ambassador Remco van Wijngaarden, Belgian Ambassador Sibille de Cartier d’Yves and Luxembourg Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger held an informal talk on varied issues

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Ex-election commissioner joins Thai Liberal Party

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER ELECTION commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn has joined Thai Liberal Party under leadership of former police chief Seripisut Temiyavej. Somchai confirmed today (Oct. 30) he has already registered himself with the 10-MP opposition party but said he is yet undecided whether he will contest the next election under the tickets of Seripisut’s

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No cabinet reshuffle arising from party conflict anytime soon: Prawit

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan said today (Oct. 29) there will be no cabinet reshuffle on the part of the largest coalition partner anytime soon following an internal conflict which he said has already come to an end. No cabinet members attached to the disintegrated Palang Pracharath Party will

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Palang Pracharath Party has not yet picked future PM candidate: Thammanat

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH PARTY secretary-general Thammanat Prompow has reconfirmed the largest coalition partner in government has not as yet picked a candidate for head of a future government. Thammanat, who was deprived of a cabinet post last month, made his comments yesterday (Oct. 23) in response to widely-circulated speculation that Palang Pracharath

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Prayut ignores villagers’ woes despite popularity-boosting visit: Pheu Thai MP

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha has deliberately ignored the woes of the villagers whom he recently visited in a flood-hit province, according to an opposition MP. Pheu Thai MP Kittanya Vajadee alleged that Prayut has not paid attention to the factual woes of the villagers in Ubon Ratchathani where he visited

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Prawit shrugs off protests over naming ex-deputy Democrat leader as his adviser

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH PARTY leader Prawit Wongsuwan today (Oct. 11) downplayed ongoing protests within the ruling party against the naming of a former Democrat Party leader as one of his advisers. Prawit, who concurrently acts as deputy premier, commented that he could clear up any troubles among the party’s rank and file

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Prayut bows to pressure from Democrat Party over Agriculture & Cooperatives Ministry

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Oct. 5) bowed to pressure from a coalition partner over the running of four agencies attached to the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry. Prayut today rescinded his own directive issued last week for Deputy Prime Minister/Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan to take charge of the Agricultural

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