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Coup might occur again as ‘only solution’ for besieged Prayut?

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAILAND’S DEMOCRATIC RULE might possibly be disrupted again by a military coup which would be viewed as “the only solution” for the powers-that-be, said Pheu Thai Party leader Chonlanan Srikaew today (Jan. 26). Chonlanan told reporters at parliament that democratic rule might possibly come to an end due to a

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No cabinet reshuffle or House dissolution anytime soon: Prayut

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Jan 20) said he has not as yet contemplated reshuffling his cabinet or dissolving the House of Representatives anytime soon, following a sudden ouster of Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow and 20 Palang Pracharath MPs from the biggest government party. Prayut told reporters at

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House panel: Not enough evidence to back claim Prayut paid MPs 5m baht bribe

  A HOUSE of Representatives committee that investigated an allegation that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha paid 5 million baht cash bribe to government MPs to vote for him during the no-confidence debate early September said today (Jan. 5) there was not enough evidence and eyewitnesses to support the claim, Amarin TV said. Dr. Sukit Atthopakorn,

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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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PM advises people to raise chickens for eggs to overcome poverty

DURING a visit to southernmost Yala province today (Dec. 15) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at one point focused on household debt and suggested that each household raise two chickens for eggs, TV Channel 7 said. In discussions with state agencies in this province Gen. Prayut mentioned that the government saw the poverty problem and one

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Prayut tells coalition partners to indefinitely put off partying 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Nov. 30) told coalition partners in government to indefinitely put off partying among themselves in the wake of an Omicron variant. During today’s cabinet meeting at Government House, Prayut called for the indefinite postponement to the planned partying among all cabinet members and MPs attached

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Anti-Prayut activists, academics, MPs alerted of hackers on their iPhone

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters STREET ACTIVISTS, UNIVERSITY academics and opposition MPs critical of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have been warned of unidentified hackers trying to access their iPhone data storage systems. House Committee on Political Development, Mass Communication and Public Participation Chairman Natcha Boonchai-insawat said today (Nov. 25) an estimated 20 political activists, academics

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Prayut to be told to dissolve House if lack of quorum repeated: Prawit

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha would be told to dissolve the House of Representatives and call a general election if lack of a quorum for House meetings repeatedly occurred, according to Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan. Prawit who concurrently performs as deputy premier was quoted as saying during yesterday’s (Nov.

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CIA Deputy Chief quietly meets with Prayut, focus on Myanmar not confirmed

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES’ Central Intelligence Agency today (Nov. 19) met with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss bilateral and regional security cooperation. National Security Council secretary-general Supot Malaniyom confirmed CIA deputy  director David S. Cohen informally discussed with Prayut some bilateral and regional security cooperation

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People-endorsed constitution amendment bill voted down

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT legislation historically endorsed by the people to keep Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from prolonging his rule beyond the next election was today (Nov. 17) overwhelmingly voted down by government MPs and senators. Following a marathon debate in a joint House of Representatives/Senate session, the amendment bill was rejected

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Billboards welcoming Prayut to Krabi slashed and torn

By Thai Newsroom Reporters ROADSIDE BILLBOARDS welcoming Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha were slashed and torn by unknown persons in downtown Krabi, police said today (Nov. 15). Several welcome signs temporarily erected at roadside spots in the capital district of the southern province greeting the visiting Prayut and cabinet members were obviously impaired by a few

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‘The stupid leader is leaving us all for dead’ hashtag now trending on Twitter

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters “THE STUPID LEADER IS leaving us all for dead” satirical phrase is currently a trending hashtag on Twitter literally describing how bizarre and ludicrous Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s handling of the people’s economic woes could allegedly be. Written in a well-known code of initials of the Thai alphabet, PNNGRJTKM, literally

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