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Tentative dates set for next general elections

dim, 19/08/2018 - 21:27
Elections will be held on February 24 at the earliest and by May 5 at the latest, Election Commission (EC) chairman Ittiporn Boonprakong said on Sunday.
Catégories: Thai news

PM misreported over 3-month solution to Bangkok traffic woes, says spokesman

sam, 18/08/2018 - 16:14
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha had been misreported as having vowed to solve Bangkok’s traffic woes in three months, Government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Saturday.
Catégories: Thai news

Housing project bribery case to proceed against Pheu Thai politicians

sam, 18/08/2018 - 11:27
A bribery case will proceed against former Pheu Thai Party politicians Watana Muangsook and Arisman Pongruangrong after the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders on Friday accepted lawsuits for trial.
Catégories: Thai news

Minor parties to establish online identity

sam, 18/08/2018 - 08:43
Tech-savvy leaders of minor parties on Friday highlighted the power of technology to steer democracy by encouraging public engagement in the political arena.
Catégories: Thai news

Election delay averted as push to amend EC bill withdrawn

ven, 17/08/2018 - 03:00
The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) member Mahannop Dechwitak yesterday said that he would stop pushing for an amendment to the already enacted Election Commission (EC) bill following criticism that the change would further delay an election.
Catégories: Thai news

Watch scandal not behind Prawit’s removal from panel: PM

ven, 17/08/2018 - 03:00
DEPUTY PRIME Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, who earlier this year was hit by a scandal over his collection of luxury watches, has been dismissed from the head adviser for an anti-corruption committee.
Catégories: Thai news

Prayut wants Bangkok traffic woes eased in three months

jeu, 16/08/2018 - 03:00
THE PRIME MINISTER has ordered police stations to join the integrated efforts to ease Bangkok’s severe road congestion problems within three months.
Catégories: Thai news

Romsit loses AMLO post for failure to expedite politically sensitive cases

jeu, 16/08/2018 - 03:00
POL MAJ-GENERAL Romsit Viriyasan was abruptly removed from his top post at the Anti-Money Laundering Organisation (AMLO) largely because he failed to expedite a number of |long-delayed politically sensitive |cases, especially since the general election is looming, well-informed sources said.
Catégories: Thai news

Charter protesters get suspended sentences

mer, 15/08/2018 - 20:25
Three activists on Wednesday were sentenced to four months in jail, reduced to a two-year suspension, for tearing up ballots during the junta-controlled constitutional referendum in August 2016.
Catégories: Thai news

Five election commissioners get royal approval

mer, 15/08/2018 - 18:43
The appointment of five new Election Commission (EC) members has received royal endorsement.
Catégories: Thai news

Prayut coy on his political future … until next month

mer, 15/08/2018 - 03:00
PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday reiterated his promise to clarify his political future next month, saying that he first has to decide if he will stay in politics before he announces which party he will choose to join.
Catégories: Thai news

PM uses Article 44 power to shift AMLO head Romsit to PM’s Office

mar, 14/08/2018 - 22:08
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has signed an absolute Article 44 order to move Pol Maj-General Romsit Wiriyasan from his position as secretary-general of the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO), a post he has held for less than two months.
Catégories: Thai news

Provincial governors on the move in Interior Ministry reshuffle

mar, 14/08/2018 - 14:35
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved new postings for 18 senior Interior Ministry officials as proposed by Minister Anupong Paochinda.
Catégories: Thai news

NLA drops plan to amend EC law on poll inspectors

mar, 14/08/2018 - 03:00
After encountering heavy criticism, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) might revise its decision to seek an amendment to the Election Commission (EC) law, an NLA source said yesterday.
Catégories: Thai news

Amending EC law will have serious consequences, politicians warn NLA members

lun, 13/08/2018 - 18:41
POLITICIANS have warned junta-appointed legislators to think twice about amending the Election Commission (EC) law, as doing so could further delay the next general election.
Catégories: Thai news

Prawit adviser dismisses Jakarta Post criticism

lun, 13/08/2018 - 15:06
Despite being criticised as a coup leader, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha should have no trouble helming Thailand into next year when it takes its turn chairing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a security adviser to a deputy premier said on Sunday.
Catégories: Thai news

Poll candidates with military background ‘least desirable’

dim, 12/08/2018 - 19:20
Election candidates with a military background are the least desirable, the results of a public opinion survey showed on Sunday.
Catégories: Thai news

Former Khon Kaen MP Premsak holds hands with Sam Mitr leader

sam, 11/08/2018 - 16:09
A pro-regime group continues to recruit MPs from other parties, with Premsak Piayura, the former Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen, the latest to apparently feel their embrace.
Catégories: Thai news

PM dodges Prawit birthday

ven, 10/08/2018 - 21:33
Despite his poor health, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan welcomed early birthday wishes on Friday, the day before he turns 73.
Catégories: Thai news

Politicians see NLA proposal as a poll delay tactic

ven, 10/08/2018 - 03:00
AFTER SOME members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) moved to amend the organic law governing the Election Commission (EC), some politicians said they are afraid another ploy may surface to delay the planned elections.
Catégories: Thai news