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Thai royalist group submits 130k signatures opposing charter amendments

The Thai Pakdee royalist group submitted a list of 130,000 signatures, from people who oppose any changes to the current Constitution, to the speakers of the House of Representatives and the Senate Wednesday morning, as a joint sitting began debating constitutional changes, as proposed by the Government and Opposition. A protest letter and the list […]Read More

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Severe penalties in changes to anti-graft law

STATE officials and foreigners could face severe punishment for corruption – with the threat of execution under a new amendment to the anti-graft law. The amendment has no limit for court cases – unlike the previous statute of limitations. This has kicked off debates over past corruption cases involving politicians such as Thaksin Shinawatra, who […]Read More

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Amendments to the Foreign Business Act to be proposed to

THE COMMERCE MINISTRY’S Business Development Department will propose to the Cabinet that it update the Foreign Business Act (FBA) and prepare the country for the Asean seamless market. Pongpun Gearaviriyapun, director-general of the department, said the FBA should be more flexible but also more effective. Read more: The NationRead More

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NACC indicts 36 senators over Constitution amendment

BANGKOK, April 30 – Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has indicted 36 senators for misconduct in attempting to amend the constitution to make the Senate a fully elected body. NACC spokesman Sansern Poljiak said the anti-graft commissioners agreed to indict 36 former elected senators, out of 50, and would forward the indictments to the Senate […]Read More

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Pheu Thai at risk of party dissolution: Chalerm

The ruling Pheu Thai Party will, “with a million per cent certainty”, be dissolved if it continues to push for the final passage of the charter amendment bill, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung said on Tuesday. “If the bill passes its third reading, then the government will not survive,” he said. Read more: The NationRead More

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Majority of Thais agree with Constitution Court verdict: Poll

BANGKOK, July 15- Most poll respondents agreed with the court verdict, after the Constitution Court on Friday ruled that amending the constitution is lawful and constitutional, rejecting a petition opposing the government’s attempt to amend the charter, according to a Suan Dusit poll released on Sunday. Suan Dusit Rajabhat University conducted an opinion poll among […]Read More

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PM Yingluck Shinawatra says Thaksin will not return to Thailand

BANGKOK, 12 March 2012 (NNT) – Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra has said her plan to amend the Constitution is not for the benefit of someone in particular, adding that she would welcome opinions from all sides. The Prime Minister said, following the protest by the group of the yellow shirt or People Alliance’s […]Read More