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[FINAL] Future Forward Party not guilty of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the Constitutional Court rules

Thailand’s Constitutional Court found the Future Forward Party not guilty on Tuesday of charges it was trying to overthrow the country’s monarchy and that it had ties to the Illuminati.The court said there was not enough...

Prayut blames everyone but himself for Bangkok pollution issues; schools can close for 7 days

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha blamed the public and farmers for rising pollution levels in Bangkok on Monday but did not address any measures to curb the smog. Bangkok has experienced poor air quality over the past fortnight, with the air...

Thai opposition parties to submit no-confidence motion

Pheu Thai and other opposition parties plan to submit a no-confidence motion against the ruling coalition to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the next two days.Once submitted, the House of Representatives will set dates for a...

Opposition party increases pressure on government over Bangkok’s smog problem

The Thai government has come under increasing pressure from opposition parties over Bangkok’s continued smog problems, local media reported. Bangkok’s air quality reached 170 on the Air Quality Index on Monday, a level marked as unhealthy. Pheu Thai MP Karun Hosakul...

The BIG Interview: “Why I left the Democrat Party”

Parit "Itim" Wacharasindhu is his own man. Don’t believe the countless articles and exposés comparing him to his uncle, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Parit insists that he is very different. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the comparisons. The two...

Future Forward says new party is ready to go if party gets dissolved

Future Forward’s leaders told supporters on Saturday that a new party was ready to go, should the party get dissolved by the Constitutional Court.“A new party has been prepared, it’s common as this country has dissolved many parties in...

OPINION: Thai conservatives should embrace democracy

“The Revolutionary Council’s aim,” it was proclaimed, “is to turn Thailand into a democratic state.” To achieve that goal, “mistakes of the past” must be corrected by fully revoking “the current system of democracy that has been wholly transplanted from foreign nations.” The...

Pareena’s appointment to anti-corruption committee met with criticism

The government appointed MP Pareena Kraikupt to the parliament’s anti-corruption committee on Thursday, a move that has been met with criticism by the opposition.Pareena is currently under investigation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for alleged encroachment and illegal building on...

The BIG Interview: Abhisit Vejjajiva

For this week’s BIG Interview, we sat down with former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to reflect on his hopes for Thailand and how to bridge the divide in society. We touch upon world events, Thailand’s possible adoption of common...

Korn’s resignation may signal government economic team reshuffle

Korn Chatikavanij’s resignation from the Democrat Party may signal a reshuffling of the government’s economic team, multiple sources said Thursday.Korn’s resignation after 15 years with the party comes as no surprise to political analysts and insiders, rumours of his...

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