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    Meeting this month to consider lifting political restrictions

    Deputy PM and Defense Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan says he’s confident the election roadmap will not be altered as the NCPO ponders the possibility of lifting political restrictions.

  • Will he or won’t he? Thai PM will announce his intentions soon.

    Will he or won’t he? Thai PM will announce his intentions soon.

    PHOTO: The Nation The election looms but, at this stage, there is no confirmed date and the elephant in the room – will General Prayut turn politician and run for a seat in the new Government – is yet to be addressed. Pressed yesterday he repeated his past ambiguous remarks. The PM yesterday reiterated his promise to clarify his political future next month, saying that he first has to decide if he will stay in politics before he announces which party he will choose to join.

  • Thaksin claims election delays in birthday comments – UK

    Thaksin claims election delays in birthday comments – UK

    Thaksin Shinawatra, the fugitive former Thai PM, is still firing missives in exile – this time in comments his 69th birthday in London. A spokesman for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) yesterday insisted that there was no change in the schedule for the next election. Maj-General Piyapong Klinphan debunked speculation by former PM Thaksin Shinawatra about a change in the election schedule.

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    Bangkok: Invitation accepted – 30 political parties will meet for talks Monday

    Thirty Thai political parties have accepted the invitation to meet Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan at tomorrow’s (Monday) meeting hosted by the government.

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    Announcement by Thai PM casts doubt on poll date

    PHOTO: His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn “Today, the NCPO gives importance to the preparation of the coronation.

  • Cabinet meeting in Nakhon Sawan – Prayut rejects demands from groups

    Cabinet meeting in Nakhon Sawan – Prayut rejects demands from groups

    Amid claims that regional visits were an attempt to boost his popularity before the election, he said: “In the past four years, we have always had this kind of excursion. So, don’t think that we do this on purpose.” The PM, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, yesterday said ‘no’ to financial demands made by groups from the lower northern provinces during a Cabinet meeting in Nakhon Sawan province, in the Central area, north of Bangkok.

  • Won’t lift the ban. Might amend it – PM Prayut

    Won’t lift the ban. Might amend it – PM Prayut

    PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha has dismissed a concerted call by major political parties to lift a controversial junta order that prevents political activities. He said the directive “may be amended on certain issues” in order to help get rid of “administrative problems” raised by the various existing and new parties. Prayut, in his capacity as head of the National Council for Peace and Order, issued NCPO Order No 53/2560 last December.

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, March 28

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, March 28

    Dos and Don’ts for Songran this year | Red Cross calling for blood donations leading up to the Thai New Year holiday | PM confident of the election road-map timing | 2 drown off Songkhla | Report card for Phuket Airport, and it’s not good | Charges against bus company for last week’s Nakhon Ratchasima crash | Human rights campaigner ordered to pay 10 million baht compensation. The post THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, March 28 appeared first on The Thaiger .

  • “US-China trade war will hurt Thai exports” – Economist

    “US-China trade war will hurt Thai exports” – Economist

    By Wichit Chaitrong, The Nation The Government has been urged to brace for the impact from a possible trade war between the United States and China with US President Donald Trump planning to impose tariffs on many Chinese goods and China vowing to retaliate. Sompop Manarungsan, veteran economist and president of the Panyapiwat Institute of Management, yesterday said he was concerned about the risk of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Trump announced on Thursday a plan to impose tariffs on Chinese goods, accusing it of intellectual property infringement.

  • The new face of Thai politics?

    The new face of Thai politics?

    The so-called “new blood” political party to be led by “pro-democracy” billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has promised to be an alternative to lead the conflict-plagued country out of the cycle of political division. The 39 year old auto-parts tycoon admitted that he had been described as “another Thaksin Shinawatra”, but asked for time to prove himself.