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By Prachatai |
Four high-profile political cases will be the subject of court hearings next week. They have the potential to decide the fate of Thailand and include petitions to dismiss Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and to dissolve the progressive Move Forward Party.
By Prachatai |
After the first round of the Senate election concluded, the Election Commission (EC) has come under criticism for lacking clear and uniform standards in the election process.
The Election Commission of Thailand (ECT)’s regulations preventing senate candidates from publicly introducing themselves has led to lawsuits and concerns that it would limit public participation in the election.
By Prachatai |
Thailand is scheduled to hold its first ever Senate election under the current constitution next month to replace the outgoing 250 Senators appointed by the military junta. Nevertheless, this unprecedented election process is viewed as the most complicated yet.
By Prachatai |
The Thai Senate on Tuesday (2 April) voted 147 to 4 to approve the Marriage Equality bill in its first Senate reading.
By Prachatai |
A group of activists staged a protest at the Ministry of Culture on Sunday (6 August) to demand that Senator and poet Naowarat Pongpaiboon be removed from his position as a national artist for abstaining during the vote for Prime Minister.
By Prachatai |
The Thammasat University Student Union (TUSU) organized a protest on Wednesday (26 July) at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus against attempts by the Senate and the Constitutional Court to block Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat from becoming Prime Minister despite his party winning the election.
By Prachatai |
As government formation remains in deadlock, protests have been taking place across the country against attempts to block the Move Forward Party from leading a government and demanding the resignation of the Senate. Activists also demand that the Pheu Thai Party, now tasked with forming a government, not bring into the coalition any parties that supported leaders of the 2014 coup.
By Prachatai |
A protest caravan visited the headquarters of the Army, Navy and Police on Sunday (16 July) to demand that military and police commanders appointed as senators resign from the Senate.
By Prachatai |
Attempts to disqualify Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat and block his bid to become the next Prime Minister have sparked a wave of protests during the past week in several provinces calling for the Senate and the House of Representative to approve his nomination as Prime Minister, as his party won the most seats in the last general election.
By Prachatai |
<p>Senator Upakit Pachariyangkun has sued Move Forward Party MP Rangsiman Rome for defamation, after <a href="https://prachataienglish.com/node/10239">Rangsiman gave a speech during Thursday&rsquo;s (16 February) censure debate on Upakit&rsquo;s business links to Tun Min Latt</a>, a Myanmar tycoon with close ties to coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hliang.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai x OCCRP |
<p>For a few tense hours last week, Thai Senator Upakit Pachariyangkun was wanted for arrest in connection with an alleged drug trafficking and money laundering ring operating out of a casino in the Golden Triangle.&nbsp;</p>