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May presses PM on free and open elections

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BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Theresa May told Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to continue progress towards free and open elections in Thailand in line with international standards, including lifting restrictions on political parties at an early stage, a Downing Street spokesperson said.
Catégories: Thai news

Political elites ‘are crucial to Thai democracy’

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Public pressure also needed to steer country’s leaders, experts tell seminar.
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Multi-faceted Vasit was a staunch royalist who distinguished himself in public service

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A ROYALIST, an upright police officer, a head royal bodyguard and a prolific writer. Retired Police General Vasit Dejkunjorn was known for his many roles in a life that spanned almost nine decades.
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Yingluck thanks supporters on her first birthday in exile

jeu, 21/06/2018 - 21:50
FORMER prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra sent a message to her supporters as she celebrated her first birthday in exile since fleeing Thailand last August.
Catégories: Thai news

Chuvit sentenced to one-month jail for violating anti-graft law

jeu, 21/06/2018 - 21:29
CHUVIT KAMOLVISIT, a former massage-parlour owner and politician who has become a media celebrity, was on Thursday sentenced to a month in jail for failing to report his co-ownership in a restaurant.
Catégories: Thai news

May called to quiz Prayut on human rights

jeu, 21/06/2018 - 03:10
Ahead of visit from the Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Amnesty International has called on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to convey her deep concern at the deteriorating human rights situation in the country.
Catégories: Thai news

‘Most parties’ to join talks with junta next week

jeu, 21/06/2018 - 03:00
THE JUNTA is all set to hold talks next Monday or Tuesday on lifting the ban on political activities but there is no clarity yet on which parties would attend the meeting.
Catégories: Thai news

Fleeing Thaksin hit with second arrest warrant

jeu, 21/06/2018 - 03:00
Court rules former PM can be tried in absentia over multibillionbaht loan
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Anger as MP defections set to harm Pheu Thai

mer, 20/06/2018 - 03:00
election hopes NEW PRO-JUNTA POLITICAL PARTY ATTEMPTING TO CONVINCE POLITIC
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Coronation to take place before poll: PM Prayut

mer, 20/06/2018 - 03:00
SURPRISE STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER THROWS FURTHER DOUBT ON POLL DATE
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Former foreign minister given two-year jail sentence in Thaksin passports case 

mar, 19/06/2018 - 17:50
The Supreme Court’s Political Office Holders Division on Tuesday sentenced Surapong Tohvichakchaikul, a former foreign minister, to two years in jail for malfeasance and dereliction of duty by reissuing passports for fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra in 2011.
Catégories: Thai news

France, UK leaders urged to upbraid Prayut on trip

mar, 19/06/2018 - 03:00
Junta’s human rights record and election delays to draw flak in Europe.
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Meechai denies charter rigged to forge ‘unity govt’

mar, 19/06/2018 - 03:00
THE CHIEF Constitution drafter yesterday dismissed claims that the charter was written with a goal of paving the way for a government of “national unity” after the next general election.
Catégories: Thai news

Development funding gets the backing of leaders

dim, 17/06/2018 - 03:00
LEADERS of five Southeast Asian nations yesterday collectively pushed forward the setting up of sub-regional development funds in the hope they would increase self-sufficiency by driving construction of “missing-link” projects.
Catégories: Thai news

Poll finds Thais estranged from National Strategy

dim, 17/06/2018 - 03:00
MORE THAN half of the Thai people remain in the dark about the national strategy that is expected to soon pass the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and to be influential in setting the country’s direction for the next 20 years, a survey released yesterday has found.
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Development funding key focus of ACMECS leaders

sam, 16/06/2018 - 03:00
THE LEADERS of five countries in mainland Southeast Asia will today gather under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) to map out their five-year plan for development cooperation.
Catégories: Thai news

Close aide to Yaowapa has assets seized for being ‘unusually wealthy’

sam, 16/06/2018 - 03:00
A CLOSE aide to Yaowapa Wongsawat, an influential figure in the Pheu Thai Party, and the aide’s wife have had more than Bt21 million of their assets seized by court order for being “unusually wealthy”.
Catégories: Thai news

Committee set up to study National Strategy after vote is delayed

sam, 16/06/2018 - 03:00
AFTER THE CABINET presented the highly controversial 20-year National Strategy to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday, the assembly rescheduled the date to vote on the strategy and set up a committee to study it.
Catégories: Thai news

Thailand to buy Airbus satellite as junta chief visits France: source

ven, 15/06/2018 - 21:43
Thailand's junta chief will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said Friday, as Europe re-engages with the kingdom following a chill in relations after a 2014 coup.
Catégories: Thai news

Political restrictions to be lifted when law passes: Prawit

ven, 15/06/2018 - 20:19
All the restrictions limiting activities by political parties will be lifted as soon as the new electoral law is enacted, a key junta figure said on Friday.
Catégories: Thai news