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Bhumjaithai Party all set to keep Prayut in power: Nattawut

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER RED SHIRT leader Nattawut Saikua today (June 18) discouraged local villagers of Sisaket from picking any future Bhumjaithai candidates running for MPs otherwise, he said, they would only look to keep Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in power beyond the next general election. During the so-called “Chase the Rat, Swat

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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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Lack of House quorum triggered by Prayut’s absence: Opposition MP

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE REPEATED LACK OF A QUORUM in the House of Representatives has obviously followed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s absence in the first place, commented an opposition lawmaker today (Dec. 19). Pheu Thai MP Yutthapong Charatsathian charged that Prayut has rarely attended House meetings and instead assigned cabinet members to respond

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Sammit Group ‘not defecting from Palang Pracharath To Pheu Thai party’

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE SAMMIT GROUP OF MPs attached to Palang Pracharath Party are not going to defect to Pheu Thai Party as rumoured, said Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office Anucha Nakasai today (Nov. 29). Anucha, viewed as a prominent Sammit Group member, categorically dismissed as “groundless” the rumours that group leaders/Justice

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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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Pheu Thai Party’s strategy of ‘trying to beat ’em and looking to bow to ’em’ just won’t work 

By Out-Crowd GIVEN THEIR REPEATED STRATEGY OF ”trying to beat ’em and looking to bow to ’em”, Pheu Thai Party will likely lose many MP seats to Move Forward Party though the former might probably win more MP seats than Palang Pracharath Party in the next election nationwide. As long as Pheu Thai Party, with

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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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7 turncoat Pheu Thai MPs face expulsion for not voting against Prayut

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters SEVEN TURNCOAT PHEU THAI MPs who have not cast a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha might probably be expelled from the opposition party and automatically lose their MP status, said a deputy party leader today (Sept. 5). Deputy Pheu Thai Party leader Yutthapong Charatsathian confirmed he himself will

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