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Prawit threatened with Palang Pracharath Party-dissolving lawsuit

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY PHEU THAI PARTY leader Yutthapong Charatsathian today (May 11) threatened to take legal action against Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan to the extent the largest coalition partner be dissolved for exerting undue influence over another party. Yutthapong said he might probably file a lawsuit seeking dissolution of the

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Prominent political activists join Thai Liberal Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters TWO RENOWNED POLITICAL activists have become heads of Thai Liberal Party’s strategic teams. In today’s (Apr 23) general caucus of Thai Liberal Party, former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn was named head of the party’s strategic campaign for policy matters and People’s Network Against Corruption secretary-general Veera Somkwamkid was named head

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Election Commission to pay compensation to misjudged MP with taxpayers’ money: Wissanu

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ELECTION COMMISSION may be finally obliged to pay 64.1 million baht in compensatory damage with taxpayers’ money to an ex-Pheu Thai MP who has been mistakenly accused by the polling agency as a vote buyer, confirmed Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam today (Apr. 21). The 64.1 million baht compensation

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Uttama named leader of Sarng Anakot Thai Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Uttama Savanayana has officially become leader of the brand-new Sarng Anakot Thai Party. In today’s (Apr. 20) general caucus of Sarng Anakot Thai Party, Uttama was named the top leader of the party whereas former Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong was named secretary-general of

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Party leader bowing to party financier’s daughter no surprise: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters IT WAS NO SURPRISE FOR ANYONE to see Pheu Thai Party leader Chonlanan Srikaew take a bow toward Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of de facto party financier/former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, according to an academic. Anon Sakworawich of the National Institute of Development Administration has posted on his Facebook page

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Shinawatra family still bigger than Pheu Thai Party: Ex-election commissioner

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE SHINAWATRA FAMILY will still be bigger than Pheu Thai Party, given the limelit role of Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of former premier/de facto party leader Thaksin Shinawatra, among the rank and file of the largest opposition party, according to former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn. The ex-commissioner of the

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World news

NYC man charged in brutal mugging of Thai model has extensive arrest record

  By Tamar Lapin, Joe Marino and Melissa Klein, New York Post A NEW YORK CITY man has been busted for the horrifying November attack on an aspiring Thai model on a Herald Square subway platform, police said on Saturday. Kevin Douglas, 40, was charged on Thursday with second-degree robbery, third-degree robbery and second-degree assault,

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Pheu Thai Party wins Bangkok by-election, defeating Palang Pracharath archrival

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE OPPOSITION PHEU THAI Party today (Jan. 30) won a by-election for MP in Chatuchak/Laksi constituency of Bangkok, widely defeating the ruling Palang Pracharath Party. Pheu Thai candidate Surachart Tianthong triumphed with 29,416 votes, compared to 7,906 votes secured by Palang Pracharath archrival Saranrat Jenjaka, according to unofficial results of

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Analysis: 2 opposition candidates bound to steal each other’s votes in Bangkok’s by-election

  By Out-Crowd CANDIDATES OF THREE MAJOR parties are vying in a by-election for MP in Laksi/Chatuchak constituency of Bangkok which might probably lead to sweeping victories in many other constituencies for a certain party in the next general election. Though Palang Pracharath Party appears as yet undecided as to whether Saranrat Techajirasin, the spouse

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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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