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29 Jan 2015 : Pichai Naripthaphan and Chaturon Chaisang from the Pheu Thai Party have been ordered to report to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) after making political comments or criticising the government.
29 Jan 2015 : The harsh criticism of Thailand by Washington's assistant secretary of state Daniel Russel was preferable to the way the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had intervened in other country's affairs, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), said on Thursday.
29 Dec 2014 : Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda on Monday praised Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for leading the May 22 coup, terming it a national rescue and a military duty.
27 Dec 2014 : Charter drafters have reiterated that their proposal for an unelected prime minister would apply only in the event of a political deadlock, but they admit the public needs more convincing.
27 Dec 2014 : The chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has allowed former elected members of local administrative bodies to resume their work after they were banned shortly after the coup.
27 Dec 2014 : Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) chairman Bowornsak Uwanno defended the CDC's decision that the prime minister will no longer be required to be an MP under a charter change proposal.
26 Dec 2014 : The Criminal Court has again rejected bail for the four male "men in black" suspects linked to the violence that led to the killing of soldiers near Democracy Monument in April 2010.
26 Dec 2014 : The Election Commission (EC) will only supervise and call new elections while the National Anti-Corruption Commission will enjoy largely the same powers it does today under the new constitution, drafters concluded on Friday.
26 Dec 2014 : The Bangkok criminal court has dismissed a libel case in which former foreign affairs minister Kasit Piromya was accused of slandering ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
25 Dec 2014 : The prime minister should not necessarily be an elected MP and senators should be authorised to screen ministerial nominees, the Constitution Drafting Committee resolved on Thursday.
25 Dec 2014 : WASHINGTON - A four-month delay in holding a general election is "unwise and unjustified", the US State Department said after being briefed officially on the new schedule by the government.
25 Dec 2014 : The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has decided to drop the current electoral system of MPs, opting for a German-style voting system which is likely to blunt the power of big parties and encourage coalition government.