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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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Prayut bows to pressure from Democrat Party over Agriculture & Cooperatives Ministry

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Oct. 5) bowed to pressure from a coalition partner over the running of four agencies attached to the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry. Prayut today rescinded his own directive issued last week for Deputy Prime Minister/Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan to take charge of the Agricultural

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Hearsay of ex-WTO head being named deputy PM dismissed

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION director-general Supachai Panitchpakdi is not going to be named deputy prime minister in charge of economic affairs, said a deputy leader of the Democrat Party today (Oct. 2). Deputy Interior Minister Nipon Boonyamanee categorically dismissed rumours circulated in the media that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will shortly

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Democrat Party against Prawit taking charge of Agriculture Ministry agencies

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE DEMOCRAT PARTY today (Oct. 1) expressed strong opposition to the handing over of certain agencies of the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who concurrently performs as leader of the Palang Pracharath Party. Democrat Party spokesman Ramet Ratanachaweng commented that the coalition partner has definitely not

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Brand-new, pro-Prayut party aiming to recruit MPs from Prawit’s camp

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A FORMER ELECTORAL STRATEGIST said today (Sept. 29) he aimed at talking 13 MPs of the Palang Pracharath Party into leaving for a brand-new one with intent to help Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha prolong his rule. Suchart Jantarachotikul, the former electoral strategist for the Palang Pracharath Party in the southern

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Govt leaders, MPs told to stop showing their faces in flood-hit areas

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER ELECTION COMMISSIONER Somchai Srisuthiyakorn today (Sept. 28) suggested government leaders and lawmakers stop showing their faces simply by spending a few hours on official visits to flood-hit areas in the provinces. WIthout naming names, Somchai apparently referred to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and MPs

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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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Retiring undersecretary of Interior will not be welcome to Prawit’s party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters RETIRING UNDERSECRETARY OF Interior Chatchai Promlert will not be welcome to the Palang Pracharath Party and might have to look for another one to join instead, sources said today (Sept. 23). Though Chatchai, scheduled to retire as undersecretary of interior at the end of this month, may have been earlier

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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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Analysis: Palang Pracharath Party’s new secretary general coming in from outside

By Out-Crowd THE POST OF SECRETARY GENERAL of the Palang Pracharath Party, the largest coalition partner supposedly bound to continually lend solid support for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, might probably be occupied by the likes of an outsider named Chatchai Promlert only if the current one, namely Thammanat Prompow, happened to quit or be deposed

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100,000 people tipped to sign petition for Thaksin’s return

By Thai Newsroom Reporters AS MANY AS 100,000 PEOPLE are expected to sign a fresh petition to endorse legislation for pardon of fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra so he could return home and effectively address the current pandemic situation. Puea Chart MP Petcharawat Watanapongsirikul said today (July 16) he is mustering a minimum of 10,000 people

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Prawit to demonstrators: Don’t rally tomorrow as Covid is still spreading swiftly

  DEPUTY Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan today (June 23) urged demonstrators to not rally tomorrow to mark the 89th anniversary of the June 24, 1932 revolution by the Khana Ratsadon that transformed Thailand from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy because many people have been infected with coronavirus, Sanook.com said. However he said if they

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