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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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Prawit shrugs off protests over naming ex-deputy Democrat leader as his adviser

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH PARTY leader Prawit Wongsuwan today (Oct. 11) downplayed ongoing protests within the ruling party against the naming of a former Democrat Party leader as one of his advisers. Prawit, who concurrently acts as deputy premier, commented that he could clear up any troubles among the party’s rank and file

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Prawit looks to keep Sam Mit faction’s powers in check

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader/Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has decided to contain Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin’s powers among the rank and file of the ruling party, sources said today (Sept. 27). Prawit will likely name Somsak who currently sits on the Palang Pracharath Party’s executive board merely as adviser to

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Palang Pracharath Party not naming Prayut as candidate for PM in next election

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PALANG PRACHARATH Party will no longer name Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as lame duck candidate for head of government in the next election because he could otherwise possibly retain his power for less than two years from now, said sources in the ruling party today (Sept. 21). Palang Pracharath

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Pheu Thai not joining Phalang Pracharath in forming new government

PHEU Thai Party leader Sompong Amornwiwat today (June 3) dispelled widespread rumours that his party would be joining Phalang Pracharath Party in forming a new government after 18 of the latter party’s executive directors suddenly resigned on Monday (June 1), PostToday reported this afternoon. Mr Sompong Amornwiwat, Pheu Thai’s leader, said in a post on

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Palang Pracharath Party rocked as 18 executive directors quit

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha refused to comment on more than half Palang Pracharath Party executive directors resigning today (June 1) with this leading to party leader Uttama Savanayana, secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong and all current executive directors vacating their positions, Sanook.com reported. Gen Prayut was questioned by the Press about this group resignation and whether it

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