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Update: Wed, Mar 21 2018    

Sacked EC commissioner Somchai: ‘I upset the powers that be’

Former Election Commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn believes his straight comments in public may have upset the powers-that-be, and were the reason he was removed from office.

Prayut casts doubt on parties’ role in poll date


NACC panel to submit initial findings on Prawit case

THE PANEL investigating the luxury watch scandal involving Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan will submit the results of its preliminary inquiry to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) next week.

EC rejects registration of Communist Party

THE ELECTION Commission (EC) has decided not to allow the registration of a Communist Party of Thailand because its stated ideology and policies “go against” the Political Parties Act, the agency’s top official said yesterday.

EC Somchai sacked

Election commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn has been removed from his office at the order of General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

NBTC orders Voice TV’s ‘Tonight Thailand’ off air for discussing French Revolution

Voice TV’s nightly news talk programme “Tonight Thailand” has been ordered to go off air for 15 days after the show discussed the French Revolution.

Future Forward to contest all 350 constituencies at election: Thanathorn

Political novice Thanathorn Juangroonruangkit has proclaimed that his young-blood party, Future Forward, will field candidates in all 350 constituencies across the country at the general election, being ready to fully penetrate Thai politics.

Most of new Parliament compound to be delivered this year: Sino-Thai

Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction, which has been working on the new Parliament project, gave an assurance on Tuesday that it would deliver most of the new compound to the House of Representatives Secretary-General’s Office this year, so that the compound could start to be used.

Panel to issue Prawit watch probe update to NACC

The anti-corruption panel investigating the luxury watch scandal involving Deputy Prime Minsiter General Prawit Wongsuwan will submit the results of its preliminary inquiry to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) next week. This follows a letter of clarification submitted to the panel by the general.

Pressure maintained on Prawit over posh watches

Volunteer social worker Ticha Nanakorn plans to pressure the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to speed up its investigation into the luxury wristwatches sported by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan.

Risk of road map failure over legality of MPs election bill


Online battle rages: Thanathorn, Sombat broadcast gaming session in apparent cheeky swipe at Prawit

WHILE SHOWING themselves adept in the political arena lately, party founder Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and pro-democracy Sombat Boonngamanong demonstrated far less acumen in a match playing the popular mobile game “Realm of Valor”, with the latter eventually proving victorious.

Suthep to petition court to revisit charges against second-generation PDRC members

Suthep Thaugsuban, a former leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee that staged protests against the Yingluck Shinawatra-led government in 2014, on Monday said he would petition the Criminal Court to separate the charges against the second generation of the PDRC from those levelled against him.

Selection panel for EC members to be complete work in 70 days

The selection panel for new members of the Election Commission (EC) will complete its work on choosing a new batch of commissioner candidates within 70 days, panel member Pornpetch Wichitcholchai said on Monday.

Communist party denied registration by EC

Election Commission (EC) has rejected new party pre-registration for the Communist Party of Thailand, citing that it was unconstitutional and undemocratic, EC deputy secretary-general Sawaeng Boonmee said on Monday.

Academic says Prayut should remember events of ‘Black May’

Thammasat University law academic Worachet Pakeerat has suggested that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha consider the bloodshed of “Black May” as a lesson if he wanted to become the next premier without being elected.

PM talks trade, security with Turnbull

THE THAI and Australian prime ministers held a bilateral meeting for the first time in five years during the Asean-Australia special summit in Sydney, with focus on upgrading the economic relationship and regional security cooperation.

New parties must tackle the great income divide


Future Forward kicks off in the right gear

THE NEWLY registered Future Forward Party has come under the media spotlight and into public attention for a variety of reasons – not just because of the “progressive” and “anti-dictatorship” image it is portraying, but also the fact that it is appealing to young voters.

New faces not assured of success in Thai politics

NEW POLITICAL parties and fresh faces often emerge ahead of a general election but only a handful of them actually succeed.