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Prayut gets a taste of acerbic social media as he comes on board

il y a 13 heures 29 min
PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha, who previously said his real happiness was staying away from social media, is now fully equipped with the famous platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as his personal website, but reaction from netizens might remind him that his first instinct had been the best.
Catégories: Thai news

Does it matter who leads the Democrat Party?

lun, 15/10/2018 - 04:00
Incumbent Abhisit has backing of old guard while challenger is Suthep’s man, but military could be the real winner.
Catégories: Thai news

NCPO orders undermine political parties; a hurdle to free and fair election, say politicians

lun, 15/10/2018 - 03:00
THE NATIONAL Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and the orders it has issued remain a major obstacle in ensuring a free and fair election, a public forum on elections and the country’s future was told.
Catégories: Thai news

National 20-year strategy plan takes effect

sam, 13/10/2018 - 13:17
The junta's 20-year national strategy plan took effect on Saturday when it was published on the Royal Gazette.
Catégories: Thai news

Political party fundraising still banned: EC

ven, 12/10/2018 - 20:06
Political parties formed under the new law are allowed to collect only seed funding from founding members and membership fees from all members, the Election Commission (EC) and junta leader Gen Prawit Wongsuwan reaffirmed on Friday, following the Future Forward Party (FWP) controversy.
Catégories: Thai news

Talk to the junta, EC tells parties seeking to raise funds 

ven, 12/10/2018 - 03:00
THE ELECTION Commission (EC) yesterday backtracked on its previous attempt to prohibit Future Forward Party (FWP) to raise funds, saying that the party could do so but had to ask for permission from the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) first.
Catégories: Thai news

Election Commission to demand budget boost

jeu, 11/10/2018 - 22:00
The Election Commission (EC) will need an additional budget of Bt600 million to hold the next general election, in addition to the Bt4 billion it was already allocated, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.
Catégories: Thai news

Thaksin’s son indicted in the KTB loan scandal

jeu, 11/10/2018 - 03:00
THE SON of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was indicted yesterday for collusion in money laundering in connection with the Krungthai Bank loan scandal, in a case he claimed was politically motivated.
Catégories: Thai news

Jatuporn rubbishes rumours of tying up with Sondhi

jeu, 11/10/2018 - 03:00
UNITED FRONT for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) leader Jatuporn Prompan yesterday denied rumours that he had joined hands with former yellow-shirt leader Sondhi Limthongkul to form the Pheu Chart Party to lead the country out of the current conflict.
Catégories: Thai news

Senate election draft decree approved

mer, 10/10/2018 - 22:00
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft decree for election to the Senate. The law is expected to come into effect next month and the 250 senators should be finalised by late April.
Catégories: Thai news

GT200 supplier gets another nine years in jail

mer, 10/10/2018 - 14:24
Avia Satcom Co Ltd and its top executive, Suttiwat Wattanakij, were found guilty of fraud in Don Mueang Kwaeng Court on Wednesday for supplying the Justice Ministry’s Central Institute of Forensic Science with GT200 devices that it falsely claimed could detect hidden bombs and narcotics.
Catégories: Thai news

Shortlist of candidates for Senate to be out before poll

mer, 10/10/2018 - 03:00
A SHORTLIST of senatorial candidates will be made available for selection by the ruling junta about 15 days before the next general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.
Catégories: Thai news

Democracy groups launch their own election watchdog 

mer, 10/10/2018 - 03:00
‘FREE, FAIR & FRUITFUL ELECTION’ TO MONITOR LEAD-UP AND ROLLOUT OF UPCOMING POLL AMID WORRIES OF PRO-JUNTA PARTIES ENJOYING AN EDGE OVER RIVALS
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Democrats kick off three-horse leadership race

mar, 09/10/2018 - 03:00
IT BECAME official yesterday that the contest for the Democrat Party leader’s seat is a three-horse race, with the current holder being challenged by two colleagues.
Catégories: Thai news

Pheu Thai free to exploit system to form alliances: Wissanu

mar, 09/10/2018 - 03:00
DEPUTY Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam yesterday admitted that any attempt by parties to form alliances in order to secure MP seats was within the law.
Catégories: Thai news

Elected govt to be at mercy of Senate

lun, 08/10/2018 - 03:00
PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha recently admitted to his “interest in politics”, which observers interpret as opting to become a political party’s prime ministerial candidate in the next general election.
Catégories: Thai news

Democrats slammed as ‘insincere’ after apologies to Yingluck taken off FB

lun, 08/10/2018 - 03:00
THREE DEMOCRAT Party politicians, who had apologised in writing to former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over a libel case, have been accused of “lacking sincerity” by Pheu Thai Party members.
Catégories: Thai news

Government asked to submit draft laws no later than end of year

sam, 06/10/2018 - 16:13
The National Legislative Assembly has asked the government to send the last bill for it to deliberate no later than the end of this year, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Saturday.
Catégories: Thai news

Libel drama ends as Democrats apologise to Yingluck in writing

ven, 05/10/2018 - 20:31
Three Democrat Party politicians apologised to former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in writing on Friday for making comments viewed as sexually offensive against her while she was serving as prime minister in 2012.
Catégories: Thai news

Prayut appoints deputy Army chief as assistant Isoc director

ven, 05/10/2018 - 12:24
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appointed deputy Army chief Gen Nattapol Nakphanit as assistant director of the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc).
Catégories: Thai news