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The National Legislative Assembly meets this past December in Bangkok. Photo: Prachachat

Court Review of Senate Bill May Delay Election

BANGKOK — The junta-appointed legislature’s decision to send its senate bill for legal review could see elections pushed back once again.
A photo of Kittichai Ngamchaipisit on Monday in Bangkok.

Commoner Party Seeks to Put the Poor in Parliament

BANGKOK — Seeking an interview with Kittichai Ngamchaipisit, electrician, university dropout and co-founder of the Commoner Party, was a very low-profile affair.

Election Commission Rejects ‘Communist Party of Thailand’

BANGKOK — The election commission on Monday rejected the formation of a communist party on grounds that it was unconstitutional.
Suchai Butrsara during Sunday's press conference in Khon Kaen province. Photo: Matichon

Deputy Governor Apologizes for Letter Branding Locals Stupid

KHON KAEN — The deputy governor of a northeastern province apologized on Sunday after an official letter he signed urging bureaucrats to end local people’s “stupidity.”

Think Before Believing in Social Media: Prayuth

BANGKOK — Junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha urged the public on Friday to be critical while consuming news and information from social media.

Under Watch of Military, Future Forward Party Commits to Democracy

BANGKOK — Co-founders of the newly established Future Forward Party made it clear the party would support neither an unelected prime minister nor undemocratic elements Thursday in comments about the need to redeem Thailand from what they dubbed a “lost decade.”
Co-founders of the newly formed Future Forward Party pose for a group photo Thursday morning in Bangkok.

Thanathorn Unveils ‘Future Forward Party,’ Pledges Fresh Beginning

BANGKOK — A new political party led by a multi-billionaire and a prominent law lecturer formally launched Thursday, in a bid to try and win support from those fed up with the decade-long political paralysis.

Buddha Issara Reunites With Suthep at Court (Photos)

BANGKOK — An activist monk who helped lead street protests that paved way for the 2014 military coup was indicted on a charge of insurrection along with other activists Wednesday.
Thananathorn Juangroongruangkit participates in a September race in Italy. Photo: Thananathorn Juangroongruangkit / Facebook

Thanathorn: New Party Will Practice What it Preaches

BANGKOK — When the head of a yet unnamed party recently threw the gauntlet down to a political rival, it wasn’t to duel or debate.

Welfare Fraud: Gadfly Wants Top Officials Probed

BANGKOK — A transparency activist on Tuesday called for the entire welfare ministry to be put under inquiry after officials uncovered massive fraud in a national assistance program for the poor.

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