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  • Referendum required for amendments

    27 Feb 2015 : A referendum will have to be called for any amendment to the new charter that will change the political structure laid down by the new constitution and the 2014 interim charter.

  • 57 lawmakers name kin as aides

    27 Feb 2015 : Fifty-seven of the 220 National Legislative Assembly (NLA) members have appointed family members or relatives as personal aides, paid from public funds.

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  • Election can be announced next Jan

    05 Feb 2015 : Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam expects the next general election to be announced in January 2016 as election-related laws can be prepared in advance.

  • Charter draft may be finished early

    05 Feb 2015 : The drafting of the new constitution could be finished early, but several factors would decide if the next general election is called earlier, Borwornsak Uwanno, chair of the Constitution Drafting Committee, said on Thursday.

  • PM vows roadmap completion on time

    05 Feb 2015 : Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured the one-year roadmap to democracy promised by his regime will be completed on schedule.


    NHRC to fight ombudsman plan

    05 Feb 2015 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed strong opposition to its proposed merger with the Office of the Ombudsman.


    NACC to prosecute 269 ex-MPs

    05 Feb 2015 : The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) says it has enough evidence to charge 269 former MPs with misconduct in connection with the 2013 charter amendment to make the Senate fully elected.

  • Charter referendum: Martial law stays

    04 Feb 2015 : Martial law will not be abolished even if a referendum on the new constitution is held, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday.

  • Pheu Thai sends Yingluck 'facts' to US

    03 Feb 2015 : The Pheu Thai Party’s legal team Tuesday sent a letter to the top US diplomat in Thailand stating that it viewed the impeachment of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra as “politically motivated.”

  • Bombing suspects caught on security video

    03 Feb 2015 : Pictures showing two suspects in the Siam Paragon bombing were released by authorities on Tuesday as foreign embassies updated travel advisories, warning their citizens to be "vigilant" while in Bangkok.

  • Army chief refutes conspiracy theory

    02 Feb 2015 : Deputy Defence Minister and army chief Gen Udomdej Sitabutr on Monday rejected speculation that the military was behind the Sunday’s Siam Paragon mall bombings to justify maintaining martial law.

  • PM weighs visits to all Isan provinces

    02 Feb 2015 : NAKHON RATCHASIMA — Encouraged by the warm welcome from officials and farmers in this northeastern province, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday other provinces in the region could be on his map.

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