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Speculated Pheu Thai landslide win ‘won’t be affected by Chinese-born criminal case’

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PHEU THAI PARTY’s chances of scoring a landslide victory in the next general election will be by no means affected by the crimes perpetrated by a Chinese-born suspect alleged to have been somehow associated with the largest opposition party, according to a senior Pheu Thai member. Noppadon Pattama, deputy

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Anutin shrugs off party dissolution bid over free-marijuana campaign

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters BHUMJAITHAI PARTY leader Anutin Charnvirakul today (Oct. 18) shrugged off a reported plan of the opposition bloc to file an unprecedented lawsuit against the second-largest coalition party over their free-marijuana campaign. Anutin who concurrently performs as deputy prime minister-cum-public health minister contended that his party’s electoral campaign to legalise the

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Push to dissolve Bhumjaithai Party over free-marijuana campaign

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE BHUMJAITHAI PARTY is facing an unprecedented lawsuit involving their previous free-marijuana campaign which might possibly result in the dissolution of the second-largest coalition partner, said Pheu Thai party leader Chonlanan Srikaew today (Oct. 17). The Pheu Thai-led opposition bloc has resolved to file a lawsuit against the Bhumjaithai Party,

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Doubts cast over righteousness of Constitutional Court’s ruling on Prayut

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PHEU THAI Party cast doubts over the righteousness of the Constitutional Court’s ruling delivered today (Sept. 30) in support of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s prolonged rule. The largest opposition party issued a statement to cast doubts over the righteousness of the Constitutional Court’s ruling with respect to relevant sections of

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Prawit downplays ‘Pheu Thai landslide’ win in Roi Et local contest

By Thai Newsroom Reporters CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER Prawit Wongsuwan today (Sept. 27) categorically refuted what was called a “Pheu Thai landslide” victory in Sunday’s election for head of Roi Et provincial administration. The Pheu Thai candidate, namely five-time former MP Seksit Wainiyompong, won the race for president of Roi Et provincial administrative organisation, also known

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Palang Pracharath Party blasted for using welfare cards to wins votes 

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PALANG PRACHARATH Party was today (Sept. 19) taken to task for using state welfare cards in “utterly disgusting” fashion to muster popularity among constituents in the provinces well ahead of the next general election. Deputy Pheu Thai Party secretary-general Khunakorn Preechachanachai alleged that the largest coalition partner had obviously resorted

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Bhumjaithai leader shrugs off Pheu Thai drive to recruit Red Shirt activists

By Thai Newsroom Reporters BHUMJAITHAI PARTY leader Anutin Charnvirakul today (June 17) shrugged off tomorrow’s planned recruitment of Red Shirt activists as Pheu Thai Family members in certain parts of Sisaket, considering it as a commonplace campaign tactic. Anutin who concurrently acts as deputy prime minister-cum-public health minister referred to the fresh popularity-wooing campaign launched

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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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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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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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Party leader bowing to party financier’s daughter no surprise: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters IT WAS NO SURPRISE FOR ANYONE to see Pheu Thai Party leader Chonlanan Srikaew take a bow toward Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of de facto party financier/former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, according to an academic. Anon Sakworawich of the National Institute of Development Administration has posted on his Facebook page

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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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Pheu Thai Party wins Bangkok by-election, defeating Palang Pracharath archrival

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE OPPOSITION PHEU THAI Party today (Jan. 30) won a by-election for MP in Chatuchak/Laksi constituency of Bangkok, widely defeating the ruling Palang Pracharath Party. Pheu Thai candidate Surachart Tianthong triumphed with 29,416 votes, compared to 7,906 votes secured by Palang Pracharath archrival Saranrat Jenjaka, according to unofficial results of

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Analysis: 2 opposition candidates bound to steal each other’s votes in Bangkok’s by-election

  By Out-Crowd CANDIDATES OF THREE MAJOR parties are vying in a by-election for MP in Laksi/Chatuchak constituency of Bangkok which might probably lead to sweeping victories in many other constituencies for a certain party in the next general election. Though Palang Pracharath Party appears as yet undecided as to whether Saranrat Techajirasin, the spouse

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