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Prayut downplays hearsay of him taking helm of Palang Pracharath Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (June 7) downplayed hearsay that he would sooner or later become top leader of Palang Pracharath Party in place of its current leader, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan. Prayut told reporters at Government House he had never heard of such rumours until today that he

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Analysis: Conspiracy hatched to turn kingmaker into PM 

By Out-Crowd IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN whether a fresh conspiracy to turn Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan into head of government in place of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha following an approaching censure debate/no-confidence vote will ever bear fruit. Prawit who concurrently heads the ruling Palang Pracharath Party is being openly pitted by some coalition

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Analysis: Many more Palang Pracharath MPs bound to leave disintegrated party

  By Out-crowd MANY PALANG PRACHARATH MPs are quietly looking to desert for other parties following last month’s surprise exodus of MP Thammanat Prompow and 20 fellow lawmakers. Those politicians would undoubtedly cringe at the probability of being defeated in the next general election if they continued to stay with the disintegrated party and were

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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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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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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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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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Court orders 3 Palang Pracharath MPs to stop performing legislative duties

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THREE PALANG PRACHARATH MPs were yesterday (Nov. 2) ordered by court to immediately stop doing their legislative duties pending a verdict on a misconduct charge earlier filed against them. The Supreme Court judges in charge of criminal lawsuits against politicians ordered Palang Pracharth MPs Mr. Virat Ratanaset, Ms Tasaneeya Ratanaset and

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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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Prawit mum over possible shakeup in Palang Pracharath Party 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan today (Oct. 26) declined to comment whether the party’s secretary-general Thammanat Prompow might possibly be replaced in near future. Prawit, who concurrently acts as deputy prime minister, did not either confirm or deny fresh speculation that Thammanat might be deprived of the current post

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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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