Future Forward MPs rally to ‘Move Forward’ in new party

Fifty-five members of the disbanded Future Forward Party will join a new party officially announced Sunday.  The Kao Klai Party, or Move Forward Party,  will be led by former Future Forward lawmaker Pita Limjaroenrat following last month’s court-ordered dissolution and banning of 10 party executives, including leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, from politics for 10 years. Then ...

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Prayuth and cabinet survive no-confidence vote

Prayuth and cabinet survive no-confidence vote

A week-long debate ended Friday morning as expected, with all six cabinet members under censure surviving no-confidence votes in the parliament. After four days of debate, Prime...

Students at elite Triam Udom high school to join nationwide campus protests

Students at elite Triam Udom high school to join nationwide campus protests

Thailand’s most elite state school announced yesterday it would join dozens of universities and colleges nationwide in protesting against the government of Prayuth Chan-o-cha. ...

Thai army wages cyber warfare to sow social divisions: opposition lawmaker

Thai army wages cyber warfare to sow social divisions: opposition lawmaker

Members of a now-defunct political party continued their assault on the government of Prayuth Chan-o-cha, accusing it of colluding with the military to wage a digital...

Protests sweep Thai campuses after court disbands popular political party

Protests sweep Thai campuses after court disbands popular political party

On the heels of a similar event held at Thammasat University, students at dozens of Thai universities are staging flash mobs this week to protest the Constitutional Court’s...

Thai gov’t calls Future Forward’s 1MDB accusations ‘slander’

Thai gov’t calls Future Forward’s 1MDB accusations ‘slander’

The government said it is considering legal action against a recently disbanded opposition party for “slandering” the prime minister, who led the 2014 coup, of aiding Malaysia...

No New Future: Court orders Thai opposition Future Forward Party dissolved

No New Future: Court orders Thai opposition Future Forward Party dissolved

The Constitutional Court this afternoon ruled against opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and ordered his Future Forward Party dissolved. For the fourth time since it...

Thai army to record all calls to ‘confidential’ abuse of power hotline

Thai army to record all calls to ‘confidential’ abuse of power hotline

A week after a soldier’s mass shooting horrified the nation and called attention to corruption in the ranks, the Royal Thai Army today launched a complaint line for soldiers...

Court to decide Future Forward’s fate in two weeks

Court to decide Future Forward’s fate in two weeks

Though they were found not guilty of what were widely seen as patently absurd charges linking them to a timeworn conspiracy theory, Thailand’s lead opposition party will see its...

Next ‘Run Against Dictatorship’ denied by Chiang Mai University

Next ‘Run Against Dictatorship’ denied by Chiang Mai University

The second edition of a “run against dictatorship” set to take place in Chiang Mai early next month is looking for a new venue after a university refused to let the organizer...


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