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Thai court declines to hear case of PM’s incomplete oath

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court announced Wednesday it has declined to hear a case accusing the country’s prime minister of violating the constitution by omitting a sentence from the oath of office he and his government took before King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The issue raised questions about the legitimacy of …

Thailand’s Junta Targets Opposition Leader, Flexing System Rigged in Its Favor – The New York Times

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military junta is targeting a popular new pro-democracy party, accusing its leader of causing disorder that could lead to rebellion even as the seat allotments from last week’s parliamentary elections are being calculated. The billionaire leader of the Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, was ordered on Wednesday …

Thailand’s Prayuth says open to invitation for PM candidacy

THAILAND’S military Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said any political party that wished to see him run for office as a civilian in the upcoming elections should extend a formal invitation. Prayuth said this after key figures from the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), a newly formed pro-military and conservative political party, …

Thailand to fully lift ban on political activities by December

POLITICAL activities will no longer be banned in Thailand by December following four years of strict military rule, ahead of the kingdom’s general election next year. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said made the major announcement on Tuesday, reversing a strict ban imposed since the 2014 military coup that removed the …