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Future Forward Says Gov’t Colludes in Malaysian 1MDB Scandal

Bangkok (AP) — Thailand’s disbanded opposition Future Forward Party attacked the government Sunday for allegedly colluding with Malaysia’s former prime minister to cover up the 1MDB financial scandal, for which former Malaysian leader Najib Razak is now standing trial.

Future Forward Calls for Protest; Police Issue Warning

BANGKOK — Leaders of the now-defunct Future Forward Party called on their supporters to come out in a show of force on Friday night and protest the court verdict that dissolved their party.

Future Forward Dissolution May Backfire on Regime: US Scholar

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader.
A file photo of Future Forward Party founders Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and Piyabutr Saengkanokkul.

Future Forward Party Found Guilty, Disbanded by Court

BANGKOK — The Constitutional Court on Friday dissolved a key opposition party for violating election laws by accepting an illegal loan from its billionaire founder.

House Shoots Down ‘Anti-Coup Committee’

BANGKOK — A proposal by the opposition to set up a panel to prevent future military coups failed to pass a vote in the the House of Representatives on Thursday.

Cops Close Case on Campaigner’s Clobbering

BANGKOK — A pro-democracy activist on Thursday said he was notified by the police that they had closed the investigation into his bloody assault close to his home in 2019.

Thai, Chinese Ministers Meet to Discuss Coronavirus Challenges

VIENTIANE (Xinhua) — China and Thailand pledged here on Wednesday to cooperate in their joint fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
Soldiers hold signs promoting the new call center at the Internal Security Operations Command headquarters on Feb. 19, 2020.

Army Launches Complaint Center, Without Anonymity

BANGKOK — The army on Wednesday announced the formal launch of a complaint channel in an effort to crack down on exploitation of low-ranking servicemen within the force – but anonymity is not an option.

Piyabutr: Charter Court Has No Power to Dissolve Parties

BANGKOK — Future Forward sec-gen Piyabutr Saengkanokkul on Tuesday said the Constitutional Court has no mandate to dissolve political parties – a last ditch effort to defend his party from a possible disbandment on Friday.

Apirat Punishes Officer Accused of Misdeed, Introduces Civilian Oversight

BANGKOK — Army chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong on Tuesday transferred an army colonel from his post in a self-declared move to crack down on corruption within the force.





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