Future Forward dissolution

STARTING DATE: 22 Feb 2020

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TOTAL UPDATE: 139 STORIES

The Constitutional Court ruled 7-2 to dissolve the Future Forward Party and ban its 16 executives from politics for 10 years on Feb 21, 2020 over B191m loans extended to it by leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

Future Forward dissolution
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14 Mar 2020

'New chapter'

Fifty former Future Forward MPs have applied to join the Move Forward Party and elected Pita Limjaroenrat as the party leader.

14 Mar 2020 50
'New chapter'
13 Mar 2020

Hundreds stage street protest against Prayut regime

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters marched on Parliament in Bangkok on Friday, wearing black T-shirts to mourn the state of the country under the current government, in the first significant street protest in six years.

13 Mar 2020 66
Hundreds stage street protest against Prayut regime
7 Mar 2020

Taking a Leap

Speculation mounts that MPs of the dissolved Future Forward Party will join a little-known existing party that has just renamed itself Kao Klai, or “Leap Forward”.

7 Mar 2020 44
Taking a Leap
6 Mar 2020

Political tensions

Deputy House Speaker Suchart Tancharoen backs calls to hold a special House session to seek ways of easing political tensions stemming from anti-government student rallies.

6 Mar 2020 30
Political tensions
2 Mar 2020

NSC plays up worry of 'third hands'

The National Security Council (NSC) has warned student protesters not to take their anti-government campaigns to the streets, saying they risk being manipulated by "third hands" who wish to see demonstrations lead to unrest.

2 Mar 2020 53
NSC plays up worry of 'third hands'
1 Mar 2020

Opinion split

Public opinion split on how core leaders of Future Forward should respond to party's dissolution, says Nida Poll.

1 Mar 2020 57
Opinion split
1 Mar 2020

More protests to come

Students joining the latest flash mob at Kasetsart University have vowed to escalate their protests until the government is brought down.

1 Mar 2020 291
More protests to come
29 Feb 2020

'Don't cross the line'

PM Prayut and police say student protesters are free to exercise their right to assembly but have given them a stern warning against “touching the institution”.

29 Feb 2020
'Don't cross the line'
27 Feb 2020

Gentle warning

PM Prayut says he understands why students are rallying following the dissolution of the Future Forward Party, advises them to listen to both sides and think of their future.

27 Feb 2020 146
Gentle warning
26 Feb 2020

Cops on alert for unrest at raft of rallies by students

Police are warning students organising political rallies at several universities in and outside of Bangkok to make sure they strictly comply with the public assembly law.

26 Feb 2020 35