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Lone activist gives three-finger salute at Prayut event

  A YOUNG man gave the three-finger salute as he walked to the VIP reception room at Impact Muang Thong Thani where caretaker Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was resting after declaring his candidacy for premiership in the May 14 general election under the tickets of Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party, Naewna newspaper said this evening

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Prayut warns Pheu Thai might ‘slide off course’

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Mar.24) ironically cautioned one might probably “slide off course” during an ongoing campaign toward the May 14 general election. Without naming names or elaborating, Prayut was apparently referring to the largely anticipated landslide victory of the Pheu Thai in the nationwide election, warning to

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Petition to probe Prayut’s ‘use of govt property to gain popularity’

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ELECTION COMMISSION was today (Mar.17) petitioned to investigate the allegedly illicit use of government property and personnel in a popularity-wooing campaign specifically arranged for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Somchai Srisutthiyakorn, head of the Thai Liberal strategic policy steering team, petitioned the Election Commission to conduct a thorough probe and

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Prawit airs dissent to use of force against lone woman in Prayut’s presence

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters IN A RARE COMMENT on government action, Palang Pracharath leader Prawit Wongsuwan today (Mar.15) expressed his dissent to a use of force by police against an elderly woman in the presence of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. That referred to Monday’s event in which the lone woman, namely Wanthana Othong, 62,

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Prayut shrugs off Prawit’s ‘Step Beyond Conflict’ slogan

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Mar.9) downplayed a Palang Pracharath campaign slogan which says “Step Beyond Conflict” and is being repeatedly cited by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan. Prayut, who is contesting an upcoming general election to prolong his rule under the Ruam Thai Sang Chart tickets, told reporters at

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Monthly pay increase for all subdistrict administrative officials confirmed

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Mar.2) confirmed monthly pay for all local administrative officials in the provinces nationwide will be increased across the board later this year. Prayut told an audience of local government officials in Udon Thani that Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda will issue a statement in a royal

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Some 23 million voters to snub pro-Prayut parties, candidates: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters SOME 23 MILLION VOTERS are expected to reject any parties and candidates who may have vowed to endorse Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s design to prolong his rule after an upcoming general election, according to a noted academic. Thammasat University law lecturer Prinya Thaewanarumitkul predicted today (Feb.25) that as many as

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Legal action could be taken against polling agency over pro-Prayut event

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DUTY-NEGLIGENCE AND POLITICAL partiality charges could possibly be lodged in court against the Election Commission for failure to investigate a questionable Ruam Thai Sang Chart event held last month, said Somchai Srisutthiyakorn, head of the Thai Liberal strategy steering campaigns, today (Feb.24). Somchai said he will definitely take such legal

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ISOC needed for national security-related missions: Prayut

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Feb.17) confirmed the Internal Security Operations Command is still needed to run integrated missions and contain threats to national security either from within the country or without. Prayut who made his comment after presiding over a ceremony marking the 58th anniversary of the ISOC concurrently

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Grey senator ‘turned posh Bangkok spot into Ruam Thai Sang Chart HQ’

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A NEW BUILDING IN A PRICEY area of Bangkok was grabbed by Senator Upakit Pajareeyangkun who had been earlier allegedly involved in money-laundering and drug trading rackets and turned into the Ruam Thai Sang Chart headquarters, said an opposition MP last night (Feb.15). During censure debate without a subsequent vote

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Prayut urged to step up legal action against own nephew over grey business

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha was suggested today (Feb.15) to step up legal action against one of his own nephews who has been accused of involvement in a money-laundering scam surrounding a Chinese-born grey businessman. During censure debate without a subsequent vote of confidence at parliament, Pheu Thai MP Jiraporn Sindhuprai

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