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House/Senate meeting adjourned due to lack of quorum among divided lawmakers

By Thai Newsroom Reporters TODAY’S (JULY 5) JOINT House/Senate meeting was abruptly adjourned due to lack of a quorum as pro-government lawmakers have been obviously divided and undecided over some electoral systems to choose for use in the next general election for MPs. The joint House/Senate meeting had proceeded for less than four hours with

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Nattawut tasked with turning Red Shirt members into Pheu Thai voters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER RED SHIRT leader Nattawut Saikua is being named “director” of a Pheu Thai Family project with apparent intent to recruit pro-democracy activists nationwide as supporters of Pheu Thai Party in the next general election, partisan sources said today (June 14). Paetongtarn Shinawatra, leader of Pheu Thai Family and daughter

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Democrat candidate wins Ratchaburi’s by-election

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A DEMOCRAT PARTY CANDIDATE has won today’s (May 21) by-election for MP of Ratchaburi, according to unofficial reports. The Democrat, Chaitip Kamonpantip, won 51,743 votes from constituents in Constituency 3 covering Bhotharam and Jom Bueng districts of the western province. Chaitip who has earlier performed as provincial councillor representing Bhotharam

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Prawit threatened with Palang Pracharath Party-dissolving lawsuit

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY PHEU THAI PARTY leader Yutthapong Charatsathian today (May 11) threatened to take legal action against Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan to the extent the largest coalition partner be dissolved for exerting undue influence over another party. Yutthapong said he might probably file a lawsuit seeking dissolution of the

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Prominent political activists join Thai Liberal Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters TWO RENOWNED POLITICAL activists have become heads of Thai Liberal Party’s strategic teams. In today’s (Apr 23) general caucus of Thai Liberal Party, former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn was named head of the party’s strategic campaign for policy matters and People’s Network Against Corruption secretary-general Veera Somkwamkid was named head

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Election Commission to pay compensation to misjudged MP with taxpayers’ money: Wissanu

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ELECTION COMMISSION may be finally obliged to pay 64.1 million baht in compensatory damage with taxpayers’ money to an ex-Pheu Thai MP who has been mistakenly accused by the polling agency as a vote buyer, confirmed Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam today (Apr. 21). The 64.1 million baht compensation

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Uttama named leader of Sarng Anakot Thai Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Uttama Savanayana has officially become leader of the brand-new Sarng Anakot Thai Party. In today’s (Apr. 20) general caucus of Sarng Anakot Thai Party, Uttama was named the top leader of the party whereas former Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong was named secretary-general of

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Democrat Party deputy leader denies sexual misconduct allegations, quits party posts

DEMOCRAT Party’s deputy leader Prinn Panichphakdi today (Apr. 14) denied allegations of sexual misconduct spreading on social media while resigning from all party positions to move on to prove his innocence and verify the truth, Matichon newspaper said. Prin came under strong attack from netizens after Mr. Sittra Biabangkerd, or Lawyer Tum, secretary-general of the

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Shinawatra family still bigger than Pheu Thai Party: Ex-election commissioner

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE SHINAWATRA FAMILY will still be bigger than Pheu Thai Party, given the limelit role of Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of former premier/de facto party leader Thaksin Shinawatra, among the rank and file of the largest opposition party, according to former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn. The ex-commissioner of the

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