Politics
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PM orders end to face masks for speakers at govt meetings

The government has waived the face-mask rule for speakers during parliament sessions and meetings, although MPs are only allowed to take off their masks when speaking.

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15 May 2021

Penguin's social post spurs bail complaint

A Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) member on Friday asked the Criminal Court to review its decision to free Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak on bail after the protest leader was accused of violating his bail conditions in a social media post.

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Penguin's social post spurs bail complaint
15 May 2021

Budget bill set for first reading

The budget bill for the 2022 fiscal year is tentatively scheduled for its first reading in the House of Representatives from May 31–June 2, chief government whip Wirach Ratanasate said.

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15 May 2021

In the Covid soup

No one wants to be in Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's shoes amid the current pandemic crisis as his political life and that of his entire cabinet depend on how he controls the damage from the third wave of Covid-19, according to political observers.

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In the Covid soup
14 May 2021

Protest leader 'Mike' contracts virus

Protest leader Panupong Jadnok has tested positive for Covid-19 while in prison, according to his lawyer.

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14 May 2021

Opposition turns screw over Covid

An opposition MP is seeking a censure debate against the government over its alleged failure to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

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13 May 2021

Another jailed rally leader has Covid

Anti-government rally leader Panupong Jadnok tested positive for Covid-19 in prison, according to his lawyer.

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Another jailed rally leader has Covid
13 May 2021

Opposition makes fresh attempt to oust Thamanat

The opposition has launched a fresh attempt to oust Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow who it believes to be unqualified to hold cabinet and other political positions.

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Opposition makes fresh attempt to oust Thamanat
12 May 2021

MPs must prove they're Covid-free before entering chamber: Chuan

Members of parliament who have yet to be vaccinated against Covid-19 -- or refuse to -- will be required to show Covid-19 test results to prove they are free of the infection when the new parliament session begins, or else they may be denied entry into the chamber.

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MPs must prove they're Covid-free before entering chamber: Chuan
12 May 2021

Activist 'Rung' says she has Covid-19 after weeks in jail

Another leader from the anti-government protest movement has tested positive for the coronavirus, after spending eight weeks in jail pending trial on charges including lese majeste.

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Activist 'Rung' says she has Covid-19 after weeks in jail