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Kanchana quits as top leader of Chart Thai Pattana Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters KANCHANA SILPA-ARCHA has resigned as top leader of the Chart Thai Pattana Party, prompting an across-the-board change of executive members of the fourth-largest coalition partner. Kanchana, daughter of the late former prime minister Banharn Silpa-archa and sister of Natural Resources & Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, has called it quits as

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Palang Pracharath Party blasted for using welfare cards to wins votes 

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PALANG PRACHARATH Party was today (Sept. 19) taken to task for using state welfare cards in “utterly disgusting” fashion to muster popularity among constituents in the provinces well ahead of the next general election. Deputy Pheu Thai Party secretary-general Khunakorn Preechachanachai alleged that the largest coalition partner had obviously resorted

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Palang Pracharath opts to not compete against Thai Economic Party 

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PALANG PRACHARATH Party will not contest against the Thai Economic Party for any constituencies in the next general election, especially those in the northern region, said caretaker Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan today (Sept. 12). Prawit who concurrently heads the largest coalition Palang Pracharath Party made his comments during an official

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Thai woman is the country’s 4th monkeypox case, 2 others exposed

THE PUBLIC Health Ministry confirmed today (August 5) that a 22-year-old Thai woman who frequently visited entertainment venues popular with foreigners in Bangkok has caught monkeypox, thus becoming the country’s fourth case of this infectious viral disease, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Disease Control Department, said there are two Thai men

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Thai Economic MPs resign as govt whips following by-election defeat

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters TWO THAI ECONOMIC MPs today (July 12) resigned as government whips, following Sunday’s defeat of their party in a by-election for MP of Lampang. MP Pai Lick and MP Boonsing Warintharak, who concurrently perform as secretary-general and registrar of Thai Economic Party respectively, tendered their letter of resignation as government

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Army chief tests positive for Covid after returning from Malaysia

  ARMY Commander-in-Chief Gen. Narongphan Jitkaewthae and six other senior army leaders all tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning from an official visit to Malaysia during June 30-July 1, Matichon newspaper said today (July 7).  Gen. Narongphan, who had visited the neighbouring country together with his delegation at the invitation of the Malaysian Commander-in-Chief, is

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Prayut, air force chief to be summoned for House testimony over Myanmar MiG-29 intrusion

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER-CUM-DEFENCE Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and air force chief ACM Napadej Dhupatemiya will be obliged to testify before the House Armed Services Committee over yesterday’s (June 30) crossborder intrusion into Thai airspace by a Myanmar MiG-29 jet, an opposition MP said today (July 1). Thai Civilized party leader/MP Mongkolkit Suksintharanon

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Bhumjaithai leader shrugs off Pheu Thai drive to recruit Red Shirt activists

By Thai Newsroom Reporters BHUMJAITHAI PARTY leader Anutin Charnvirakul today (June 17) shrugged off tomorrow’s planned recruitment of Red Shirt activists as Pheu Thai Family members in certain parts of Sisaket, considering it as a commonplace campaign tactic. Anutin who concurrently acts as deputy prime minister-cum-public health minister referred to the fresh popularity-wooing campaign launched

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Nattawut tasked with turning Red Shirt members into Pheu Thai voters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER RED SHIRT leader Nattawut Saikua is being named “director” of a Pheu Thai Family project with apparent intent to recruit pro-democracy activists nationwide as supporters of Pheu Thai Party in the next general election, partisan sources said today (June 14). Paetongtarn Shinawatra, leader of Pheu Thai Family and daughter

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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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