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Over 60 NLA Members to Resign to Take up Seats

BANGKOK, May 7 (TNA) – Over 60 members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) are expected to resign as they are reportedly selected by the military junta to be senators following some ministers tipped to join the Senate. The list of 250 senators is expected be revealed on Friday after a long process on nomination. […]Read More

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Abhisit says no to top brass in upper house

Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has voiced strong opposition to the regime’s proposal to allow military top brass to sit in the Upper House during the country’s democratic transition. Describing the proposal as undemocratic, Mr Abhisit said he could not see how these individuals could make a difference except by exerting control over the rest of […]Read More

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Senate Dissolved, Pro-Thaksin Officials Transferred

BANGKOK — The Thai military junta further consolidated its power tonight by dissolving the Senate and transferring top officials allied to the previous government to inactive posts. The announcement was made in a statement released by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) this evening. Read more: khaosod.co.thRead More

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Senate Refuses To Appoint Unelected PM — For Now

BANGKOK — The Speaker of the Senate has postponed a decision on whether or not the Senate will appoint an unelected Prime Minister as anti-government protesters have demanded. Speaking at a highly-anticipated press conference this evening, Senate Speaker Surachai Liangboonlertchai said the Senate is willing to convene a parliamentary session to appoint a non-elected “neutral” […]Read More

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Disappointed Suthep vows to find his own way, saying no

Suthep Thaugsuban, secretary general of People’s Democratic Reform Committee, became disappointed in announcement of acting Senate speaker Surachai Liengboonlertchai. Suthep left the area in front of Parliament and returned to his rally site and said he would hold no more talks with the Senate. Read more: The NationRead More

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Senate holds last round of informal discussion to find an

The Senate held the last round of informal discussion today (Friday) to wrap up all the proposals and suggestions made by various stakeholders during earlier meetings this week in the attempt to find the “way out” of the protracted political impasse. Acting Senate speaker Surachai Liangboonlertchai chaired the discussion which was attended by some 60 […]Read More

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Surachai: Article 7 To Go Forward If Government Doesn’t Offer

BANGKOK — Senate Speaker Surachai Liengboonlertchai has said that the government must present a “new solution” in order to avoid the appointment of an unelected Prime Minister by the Senate. Anti-government protesters have demanded the Senate replace caretaker Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisarn with a royally-approved unelected PM. Read more: khaosod.co.thRead More