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THAILAND

Govt reform bill tipped to pass first test

Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 18/06/2024

» The government-sponsored referendum bill is expected to pass its first test, according to Chartthaipattana Party list-MP Nikorn Chamnong, who is heading a sub-committee on the charter referendum.

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THAILAND

Marriage equality bill poised for final push

News, Poramet Tangsathaporn, Published on 16/06/2024

» The Marriage Equality Bill is expected to pass the final round of Senate voting this month. The bill, which may take effect by the end of this year, will make Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia to support gender equality.

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INVESTMENT

Relaxed rules to draw more investors

Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 15/06/2024

» The government will ease the necessary procedures and provide more incentives to attract foreign investors in the film, food and pharmaceutical industries.

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GENERAL

Thaicom unlikely to bid for 3 unsold satellite slots

Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 14/06/2024

» SET-listed satellite operator Thaicom is unlikely to take part in the planned auction of the 50.5° East, 51°E and 142°E orbital slots, slated to take place between Aug 23 and Sept 7 this year.

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THAILAND

Move Forward argues Constitutional Court has no power to dissolve it

Online Reporters, Published on 09/06/2024

» The Move Forward Party (MFP) said the Constitutional Court has no power to dissolve it and a previous ruling on the party's stance on the lese majeste law is irrelevant to the ongoing disbandment case.

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THAILAND

Senate election off to wobbly start

Published on 09/06/2024

» The Senate race kicks off on Sunday in 928 districts nationwide amid concerns the new election system may not deliver the Upper House intended by charter drafters.

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THAILAND

Pheu Thai wavers over amnesty bill

News, Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 08/06/2024

» The Pheu Thai Party backtracked on an earlier announcement that it would add violations of Section 112, or the lese majeste law, to the amnesty bill.

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OPINION

Move Forward case reveals autocracy

Oped, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 07/06/2024

» The Constitutional Court's announcement that it will consider the Move Forward Party's (MFP) written defence in its dissolution case on June 12 appears ominous. After several attempts to make its argument that a campaign pledge to amend the lese majeste law against royal insult is not tantamount to "overthrowing Thailand's democratic regime with the King as head of state", the party's time is up. As the biggest election winner in May 2023, the MFP's dissolution is perceived as a foregone conclusion. Such a revelation might risk Thailand being perceived as an autocratic regime based on legal manoeuvres, and power plays that do not derive from voter preferences.

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THAILAND

Panel outlines plan to fix migrant woes

News, Post Reporters, Published on 07/06/2024

» The National Committee on Migrant Workers Management has approved three guidelines aimed at easing the country's labour shortage and addressing the problem of illegal workers in Thailand.

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THAILAND

Public Health Ministry pushing for one-tab rule for meth

News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 07/06/2024

» The Ministry of Public Health is seeking to make regulatory changes where anyone possessing more than one methamphetamine tablet, rather than five or more tablets at present, will be regarded as an offender and not be sent to rehab.