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Splinter parties tipped to consolidate with Thammanat’s clique

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters SEVERAL SPLINTER PARTIES will likely consolidate with an independent clique of 21 MPs headed by deposed Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow, said partisan sources today (Jan. 21). The MPs of those splinter parties who have so far lent support for the Palang Pracharath-led coalition government will likely consolidate with

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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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Revived call for end to senators’ power to pick PM kicks off

By Thai Newsroom Reporters A REFRESHED MOVE got started today (Jan. 10) for all parties and people to endorse a revived call for an end to the senatorial power to pick a post-election prime minister. Somchai Srisutthiyakorn, director of Rangsit University’s Centre for Political Research and Development, launched the move for all parties either with

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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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Deposed MP might be hit with 10-year jail term, ban from politics

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH MP SIRA Jenjaka might be put into jail and banned from politics for many years following yesterday’s ruling of the Constitutional Court to deprive him of his MP status, according to Thai Liberal Party leader Seripisut Temiyavej. Seripisut commented that the deposed MP of the ruling party could

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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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Southern by-election to see fierce contest among 3 coalition partners

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A BY-ELECTION FOR MPs in southern constituencies will likely feature unrelenting contests among three coalition partners in government, namely Palang Pracharath Party, Bhumjaithai Party and Democrat Party. The by-election in Chumphon Constituency 1 and Songkhla Constituency 6 is tentatively scheduled by the Election Commission on January 16 for an MP

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Five govt lawmakers lose MP status due to previous anti-vote activism

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FIVE LAWMAKERS attached to coalition partners in government were today (Dec. 8) deprived of their MP status by judgement of the Constitutional Court over their outlawed activism conducted against a general election seven years ago. The Constitutional Court ruled the anti-vote activism orchestrated by the five deposed MPs, namely Thaworn

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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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