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Prawit denies backroom dealing to scuttle tomorrow’s vote, adds Prayut to remain Premier into next election

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) Prawit Wongsuwan denied allegations that he ordered MPs from his party and junta-appointed senators to boycott parliament meeting tomorrow, while admitting that his party would continue to...

Thai corporate need to look at ESG in more holistic way to avoid a greater divide in society

Thailand’s disparity of the haves and have nots would likely continue to rise as the less fortunate are unlikely to be able to have access to the kind of resources that big corporations have, and thus these corporate houses...

Interior Ministry asked to enforce laws to prevent repeat of Mountain B tragedy as 83 bars shuttered in Bangkok

Senators urged the interior minister to strictly enforce the law against corrupted officials and find ways to improve regulatory measures to prevent another Mountain B tragedy in the future.“If the law was strictly enforced since the registration process and...

[Update] Parliament boycotting MPs warned of dereliction of duty charges by former election commissioner

Lawmakers skipping parliament in order to prompt a lack of quorum in the parliament so as to scuttle the bills they do not like could face allegations of dereliction of duty as some smaller parties are looking to muzzle...

Bangkok will step up fire inspection at all entertainment venues in the capital, Chadchart said

Bangkok will step up its fire inspection efforts to check all entertainment venues in the capital for possible fire hazards to prevent a similar tragedy to the fire that killed 13 people at a pub in Chonburi last night,...

Opposition set to file petition with Constitutional Court on the 8-year term limit of Prayut by mid-August

Opposition parties will file a petition to ask the Constitutional Court to rule on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s premiership term in two weeks, the opposition leader said.Six opposition parties led by Cholnan Srikaew, leader of the main opposition Pheu...

Opinion – Govt. and Bangkok city needs to come out with measures to prevent more of Mountain B and Zantika disaster

Earlier today another fire broke out in yet another bar and claimed the lives of more than a dozen night pub revelers who were partying as the country opens its doors to foreign tourists.The fire that engulfed ‘Mountain B’...

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