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Rift threatens Prayut’s future

All eyes are on the political future of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, as well as that of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), after parliament endorsed a charter amendment bill which sought to bring back the two-ballot voting system. The system will favour major parties, such as the Pheu Thai Party, which is expected to […]Read More

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Stakes high for Thailand’s opposition as censure debate targets government

The opposition is unlikely to upend the government in next month’s censure debate, as has been the case previously. But its performance will show if opposition MPs are indeed serious about scrutinising the powers-that-be and if they are up to the task of protecting taxpayers’ interests. The opposition bloc’s performance during last year’s no-confidence debate […]Read More

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Hong Kong Arrests Over 50 Opposition Figures Under National Security

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Police in Hong Kong on Wednesday detained over 50 high-profile anti-Beijing activists and politicians, including one US national, in early morning raids, media reported. According to South China Morning Post, all former Democratic opposition lawmakers – who resigned in protest in November – were arrested along with high-profile political organizers who took […]Read More

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Prayut asks opposition MPs if they know what will happen

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asked opposition MPs in Parliament today to make it clear whether they want him to step down or to dissolve the House of Representatives. Responding to a call from Pheu Thai MP for Chiang Mai, Mr. Chulapant Amornvivat, for him to show responsibility by resigning, the Prime Minister asked opposition […]Read More

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Prayut brushes aside opposition calls to step down because he

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed to stay on, despite calls from opposition MPs for him to step down, as he thanked them for not suggesting he attempt to escape legal proceedings, in an apparent snub to former prime ministers who have fled Thailand. Addressing MPs at the end of the debate in Parliament, at […]Read More

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The Opposition to censure Government between 18th and 20th December

The seven opposition parties have settled on their planned censure motion against the Government with the debate taking place between December 18th and 20th, opposition chief whip and Pheu Thai MP Suthin Klangsaeng said today (Tuesday). He said that, during the censure debate, the opposition will take a new approach by shifting their focus from […]Read More

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Cambodian Government Moves to Dissolve CNRP Opposition Party

Government lawyers in Cambodia moved on Friday to end opposition to the continued rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen, submitting a petition to the country’s Supreme Court that it formally dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party. The five lawyers representing the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said the petition was based on complaints filed recently […]Read More

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Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested, accused of treason

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested in the capital Phnom Penh early on Sunday and accused of treason in a move critics said showed that Prime Minister Hun Sen was intensifying his attacks on opponents before 2018 elections. “The Government wishes to inform the public that on September 3, at 12:35 am, Kem Sokha […]Read More