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Cabinet members warned giving cash could land them in hot water

By Thai Newsroom Reporters ALL MEMBERS OF CABINET have been cautioned to not hand out cash for free to anyone otherwise they might probably face vote-buying charges. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam today (Sept. 22) warned all ministers to refrain from giving money to anyone during their official visits anywhere as of upcoming Sunday until

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People-endorsed bid to end senators’ power to pick PM aborted again

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters LEGISLATION TO END the power of senators to vote alongside MPs for head of a post-election government was aborted again today (Sept 7). During today’s joint House/Senate meeting on the legislation primarily drafted to amend the constitution’s Section 272 and endorsed with signatures of over 75,000 people in sustained effort

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Prayut, all other censured ministers survive no-confidence vote

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha and 10 other cabinet members survived today’s (July 23) censure/no-confidence motion, with the premier-cum-defence minister being given 256 votes of confidence against 206 votes of no confidence. Following four long days of censure debate, beginning last Tuesday, most MPs on both sides of the parliament aisle

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Activists hold unofficial vote for or against Prayut government in many provinces

THE PRO-DEMOCRACY RATSADON Group (People’s Party) organised political activity in 34 provinces where people could cast a vote of either confidence or no confidence in the Prayut government ahead of the marathon censure/no-confidence debate taking place in Parliament from Tuesday July 19 till Friday July 22, Matichon newspaper. In Bangkok voting stations were set up

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Prayut accused of masterminding electoral formula twist by Palang Pracharath MPs

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PHEU THAI PARTY will call for investigations by independent agencies into allegations that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has unlawfully masterminded Palang Pracharath MPs into breaking the constitution and twisting the electoral system. In a press conference at parliament today (July 7), Pheu Thai leader Chonlanan Srikaew confirmed the opposition party

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‘Renegade’ opposition MPs to help Prayut survive no-confidence vote

  OVER A DOZEN OPPOSITION MPs will readily help Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha survive a censure/no-confidence motion expected in late May or early June by either casting their vote for him or abstaining from voting, a partisan source said today (Mar.16). The “renegade” MPs will practically turn coats to vote in support of Prayut or

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Democrat Party set to sue Palang Pracharath MP over ‘outbuying votes’ accusation

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEMOCRAT PARTY today (Jan. 18) reassured legal action will certainly be taken against a notorious MP of Palang Pracharath Party for evidently accusing the former of ”outbuying votes” to defeat the latter in Sunday’s by-election for MP in two southern constituencies. Democrat Party spokesman Ramet Ratanachaweng reconfirmed his party will

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MPs involved in Prayut-rescuing payoff scandal urged to come out as witnesses

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE GOVERNMENT MPs who might have been offered five million baht in cash bribe to rescue Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from a recent no-confidence motion were today (Sept. 17) strongly advised to come out as personal witnesses to the payoff scandal. Thai Liberal Party leader Seripisut Temiyavej, who concurrently acts

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