In a gesture of extraordinary camaraderie and hospitality, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay drove Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha from Thimphu to Paro as the latter returned to Thailand after the two-day visit.
A former Pheu Thai MP for Ubon Ratchathani said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha should focus on his work, not campaign for the election, when he holds a Cabinet retreat in the northeastern province next week.
THE MOBILE Cabinet would not meet with any local politicians in the northeastern provinces of Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen next week, two deputy prime ministers said amid media reports of the junta stealing former MPs from traditional political parties.
Despite the junta leaderâs recent visits to London and Paris, the European Union is still looking for Thailand to hold an election and to show increased respect for human rights before a full resumption of ties is possible, according to the chair of a European parliamentary sub-committee on human rights.
TRADE AND investment will be the focus of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-chaâs visit to Bhutan tomorrow, along with discussions over public health, agriculture and the Sufficiency Economy philosophy.
The government has instructed the relevant state agencies to expedite civil lawsuits seeking damages from their private contractors accused of theft and embezzlement in connection with the rice-pledging scandal.
National Legislative Assembly (NLA) President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai on Monday said he believed voting to decide the new Election Commission (EC) president would not stir up conflict in the agency, after former commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn had warned on Sunday about the likelihood of outside lobbying.
Amid alleged attempts to woo former MPs into a pro-Prayut partyâs fold, government figures on Monday rejected suspicion that the Cabinet retreat in the Northeast early next week was part of the bid to build up a political alliance ahead of the next general election.
The right-leaning Action Coalition of Thailand party (ACT) is willing to join hands with âall parties with the same ideologyâ ahead of the next general election, co-founder Suthep Thaugsuban said on Sunday.
The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Friday voted unanimously to reallocate the national budget of nearly Bt13 billion from government agencies to the common funds for the junta-initiated grand schemes, the 20-year national strategy and the Pracharat policy.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are scheduled to visit Thailand next Monday and Tuesday to assess human and labour rights and the countryâs return to democracy with the planned general election.
The Supreme Court on Friday sentenced absconding former deputy interior minister Vatana Asvahame to three years in jail in connection with the Klong Dan scandal, reversing a verdict by the Appeals Court that had acquitted all the 18 defendants in the case.
THE National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday overwhelmingly approved in principle a government motion seeking salary increases for judges, public prosecutors and members of independent organisations. The NLAâs first reading voted to pass amendments to five laws regulating personnel of the relevant agencies, as proposed by the Cabinet.