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Retired general appointed secretary to defence minister

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375019

Retired general appointed secretary to defence minister

Aug 20. 2019
Suchart Nongbua

Suchart Nongbua
By The Nation

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Retired army officer General Suchart Nongbua has been appointed as the secretary to the defence minister.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha signed an order in his capacity as the defence minister and Gen Suchart assumed his post on August 6.

The appointment was announced in the Royal Gazette on Monday.

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Coalition partner PTTT loses two members to Pheu Thai

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374987

Coalition partner PTTT loses two members to Pheu Thai

Aug 19. 2019
Nation/Korbphuk Phromrekha

Nation/Korbphuk Phromrekha
By The Nation

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Singer-turned-actor-turned-politician Rattapoom “Film” Tokongsup decided to ditch his membership with coalition partner Palang Thong Thin Thai Party (PTTT) and sign up on August 19 with opposition leader Pheu Thai Party.

Putting his move down to ideological differences, Rattapoom said his personal stance remains unchanged – that he will continue serving the Thai public out of gratitude for their support, which contributed to his success in the entertainment and business worlds.

He added that it did not take him long to consider joining Pheu Thai, because the party is professional, open to new ideas and also maintains good existing polices.

“In my visits to different areas, I learned of vast inequality in society. The polarisation should not exist in this day and age. Also, everybody is waiting for political parties to come in and solve problems quickly and effectively,” he said.

The former actor also said he wasn’t worried that his move to Pheu Thai may be linked to other things or problems, adding that he still maintained good ties with PTTT executives and members.

Also signing up with Pheu Thai on Monday were fellow PTTT member Nattapong Robkob and Thai Network Party’s former secretary Chaiwat Chaijindawat.

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, who heads Pheu Thai’s election strategy committee, welcomed the new members and thanked them for realising that her party will give the new generation an opportunity to contribute to the country’s development. Noting that the three new members had expertise in media and digital marketing, Sudarat said they would help propel forward the party’s policies and strive for a brighter future.

Oath debate may be postponed to next month: deputy speaker

Published August 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374951

Oath debate may be postponed to next month: deputy speaker

Aug 19. 2019
By The Nation186 Viewed

A debate in which the opposition parties plan to grill the prime minister for failing to complete the oath of office with the Cabinet as required by the charter may not be held within this month, a deputy House speaker said on Sunday.

Supachai Phosu said officials are now in the process of verifying the motion submitted by the opposition under Article 152 of the constitution.

The opposition has accused the prime minister of failing to include the concluding phrase, which swears to protect the Constitution and adhere to its provisions, when he led his Cabinet in taking the oath in front of the King.

Such a failure, the opposition argued, should mean the tenure of the new Cabinet was invalidated.

Supachai said officials would submit a motion for him to consider, along with their opinion, within Wednesday and then he would put it on the House agenda.

He added that the timing of the debate on the issue would depend on both the government and the opposition as the two sides must agree on the debate’s timing.

But Supachai said he thought the debate could not be held within this month because the drafting of meeting regulations for MPs has not yet been completed.

As well, there will be a meeting of Asean parliamentarians in Bangkok from August 25 to 30, with the House and Senate speakers busy hosting the Asean parliamentarians.

Article 152 of the new charter states: “Members of the House of Representatives comprising not less than one-tenth of the total number of the existing Members of the House of Representatives have the right to submit a motion for a general debate to inquire about facts or recommend issues without a resolution to be passed.”

As a result, the debate would be conducted in line with a censure debate against Prayut, but without an actual censure vote at its conclusion.

Supachai said the prime minister should be present when the debate is held to speak to the issue before MPs. The debate will be held under a charter provision and it will not be an interpolation in which the prime minister may assign others to answer the opposition’s questions on his behalf.

Earlier, Prayut publicly apologised to his Cabinet members over the issue and said he would take sole responsibility, but he stopped short of acknowledging any violation of the charter as alleged by the opposition.

Legal experts have advised him to either resign or to seek a royal pardon to end the controversy once and for all.

Future Forward leaning toward a by-election over its absent Nakhon Pathom MP

Published August 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374949

Future Forward leaning toward a by-election over its absent Nakhon Pathom MP

Aug 19. 2019
By The Nation254 Viewed

The Future Forward Party may have its female MP in Nakhon Pathom’s Constituency 5 resign to pave the way for a by-election, as she was injured in a road accident and has not yet reported for work.

A source from the party said it may decide to ask for the resignation of Jumpita Chantharakhajorn, who is still recovering from the road accident.

Jumpita has not yet reported to work after winning her riding in the election earlier this year due to the accident and her injuries, and has so far not attended any meetings of the House.

The source said the party may field her husband, Pharatthachote Chantharakhajorn, in the subsequent by-election.

Jumpita won the election with 34,164 votes, beating Democrat Party candidate Surachai Anudthato with 18,970 votes, and Phalang Pracharat candidate Rawan Netrphokaew with 18,741 vote. Former Nakhon Pathom MP Padomechai Sasomsup, who ran for Chart Thai Pattana, received only 12,279 votes.

Prawit to get strategic with Phalang Pracharat starting next week

Published August 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374799

Prawit to get strategic with Phalang Pracharat starting next week

Aug 15. 2019
Prawit Wongsuwan

Prawit Wongsuwan
By The Nation

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Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan said on Thursday that he would start working as the chairman of the coalition-leading Phalang Pracharat Party’s strategic committee next week.

Prawit spoke to reporters before chairing a meeting of the National Environment Board at Government House.

When asked about measures to make sure MPs would attend House meetings to prevent defeat of the opposition in House votes, Prawit said he had not yet taken responsibility as the chair of the party’s strategic committee. He said he would start working in the party’s post next Tuesday (August 20).

He said he needs to study in detail the issue of double defeats of the coalition during House votes.

When the House recently deliberated and voted on each article of the meeting regulations for the second reading, the coalition vote was twice beaten by the opposition. In the first tally, it lost by one vote, while it was defeated by 11 votes for the second vote.

When Prawit was asked whether he would prevent Phalang Pracharat MPs from making provincial trips on House meeting days, he replied that he had not yet taken up the responsibilities of the chief strategist.

Prawit nodded to reporters when asked whether the strategic committee included Anucha Nakasai, Parina Kraikupti and Wathanya Wongopasi as members.

Prawit is seen as the government’s manager and political observers see his appointment to the party’s chief strategist position as a measure to control Phalang Pracharat MPs and keep them in line.

Opposition to seek debate against Prayut over oath wording controversy

Published August 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374794

Opposition to seek debate against Prayut over oath wording controversy

Aug 15. 2019
Suthin Klungsaeng

Suthin Klungsaeng
By The Nation

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The opposition on Thursday vowed to seek a parliamentary debate against Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha over the controversy related to his oath-taking wording.

Suthin Klungsaeng, chief opposition whip and Pheu Thai MP, said the opposition would invoke Article 152 of the constitution to submit a motion this week to seek the debate against Prayut.

Article 152 states: “Members of the House of Representatives comprising not less than one-tenth of the total number of the existing Members of the House of Representatives have the right to submit a motion for a general debate to enquire about facts or recommend issues without a resolution to be passed.”

Suthin said Prayut could not avoid answering the opposition’s questions when a debate is held under the provision of Article 152.

Prayut was accused by the opposition Future Forward Party of failing to state during the oath-taking rite that he and his Cabinet would protect the charter and comply with its provisions. The opposition said such a failure was tantamount to Prayut’s holding of the PM office being technically annulled.

On Wednesday, Future Forward MPs submitted an interpolation for Prayut to answer questions about the controversy but the prime minister led his Cabinet members in undertaking voluntary activities at the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand instead. Prayut said he did not have to answer the question as the issue was being investigated by the Office of Ombudsmen.

“I am confident that when the motion is submitted under Article 152, Prayut cannot cite any mission to avoid the debate,” Sutin said.

“If he avoids the debate, it will be tantamount to an intention to avoid complying with the charter.”

Sutin said although Article 152 does not spell out penalties for violators, action could be taken against Prayut for violating political ethics if he avoids the debate intentionally.

Sutin said once the motion is submitted to the House, House Speaker Chuan Leekpai must put it on House agenda on the appropriate order of debate.

Sutin said although the House has not finished drafting meeting regulations, the motion can be submitted in advance to wait for the regulations to be passed.

Article 152 allows such a general debate without voting on resolution at the end to be held once a year. Asked whether the opposition was concerned that no debate could be held on an issue that affects the people should it cite Article 152 to hold the debate on the oath wording, Sutin said the opposition believes the debate on the issue would be worthwhile.

Prayut to dodge House meeting to avoid oath question

Published August 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374735

Prayut to dodge House meeting to avoid oath question

Aug 14. 2019
Prayut Chan-o-cha

Prayut Chan-o-cha
By The Nation

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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday that he would not attend a House meeting to answer a motion regarding errors in his Cabinet’s oath-taking because the issue had been taken up by the Ombudsman Office for an investigation.

Prayut said his absence from the afternoon House meeting to answer the motion would not be out of a lack of respect for Parliament.

“But the issue has entered its due process. The issue is now in the process of the ombudsmen. It will have its own legal procedures that the government must comply with,” Prayut said.

Future Forward Party has submitted a motion demanding the prime minister clarify the issue. The motion was scheduled to be taken up by the House of Representatives on the afternoon of August 14.

Future Forward has accused Prayut of violating the constitution by failing to fully state the oath when he and his Cabinet did not commit to protecting and complying with the provisions of the charter. Last week, Prayut issued an apology to his Cabinet for causing the controversy and said he would assume all responsibility, without elaborating.

Prayut spoke to reporters as he and his Cabinet members led their spouses on a visit to the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand in Bangkok’s Ratchathevi district at 9.30am.

The prime minister and his wife, along with the Cabinet members and their spouses, performed voluntary works to help the blind children at the foundation as an activity under the King-initiated “We Do Good With Heart” voluntary project.

The prime minister and entourage donated some learning accessories for the blind to the foundation and took part in making Braille books for blind students at the foundation. They also played games with the blind children, including tug-of-war and football, as well as hosting a lunch for them.

Prayut also joined in singing two songs with the children’s angklung musical band.

After singing, Prayut introduced himself and said he and the Cabinet members and their spouses were happy to carry out voluntary activities at the foundation.

He said his government would not leave anyone behind and would support all the people. He told the blind children not to feel sorry for their disability because they could do all the things that others can do.

Pheu Thai MP indicted over 2013 House vote allegations

Published August 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374733

Pheu Thai MP indicted over 2013 House vote allegations

Aug 14. 2019
By THE NATION

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A former Pheu Thai Party MP has been formally indicted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission for voting in a House session using the ID cards of other MPs six years ago.

The NACC today submitted an indictment against Narisorn Thongthirat with the Supreme Court’s Criminal Cases against Political Appointees for his alleged acts, which were captured in video and still images of a House session in 2013.

In the indictment, Narisorn has been accused of malfeasance under Article 123/1 of an organic law under the Constitution, which carries a maximum jail term of 10 years and/or a maximum fine of Bt400,000.

Nine coalition partners vow to stand with government

Published August 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374728

Nine coalition partners vow to stand with government

Aug 14. 2019
By THE NATION

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Nine small coalition parties yesterday vowed to continue their support for the Prayut Chan-o-cha government, even after the Thai Civilised Party (TCP) withdrew its support.

The nine, many of which have only one MP, issued a joint statement at a press conference declaring their stance. The parties claim they have never bargained for power with the coalition.

Some said they were still ready to field their non-MP members to take up appointees’ jobs in the new government. The new Constitution bars MPs from taking governmental jobs.

All nine said they respected TCP leader Mongkholkitti Suksintharanont’s decision to ditch the coalition and would remain friendly with him.

New Palang Dharma Party leader Rawee Maschamadol said the nine parties would divide their work to cover both parliamentarian and governmental roles, meaning that they would heed government projects and policies while keeping the Cabinet in check.

Replacements for 11 retiring senior education officials to be selected

Published August 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374722

Replacements for 11 retiring senior education officials to be selected

Aug 14. 2019
Natapol Teepsuwan
Natapol Teepsuwan
By The Nation95 Viewed

Education Minister Natapol Teepsuwan said he will select nominees by the end of the month to replace 11 senior officials with the ministry, including the permanent secretary, who are retiring.

Nataphol said he has assigned the agencies concerned to collects opinions and nominate senior officials to the 11 posts that will be vacant at the end of September and has received their replies.

Among the 11 top officials, who will retire at the end of September, are Karun Sakulpradit, permanent secretary for Education Ministry, and Suthep Chitayawong, secretary general of the Office of Basic Education Commission.

Natapol said he has yet to study the documents related to nominations of candidates for the posts sent back to him and he would interview the nominees one by one.

The minister added he so far has no candidates on his mind and does not know anyone in person.

He said he would submit the list of nominees to fill the 11 posts to the Cabinet for approval within this month.

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