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NACC to make proposals on controversial clause in draft bill
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) plan to make proposals to the ad hoc committee to vet the NACC draft bill, NACC president Pol General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit said on Friday.

Tough for any party to win clear majority: EC
ELECTION COMMISSION (EC) officials yesterday admitted that it would be difficult for any party to win more than half of the seats in the House of Representatives under the new election method proposed by the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC).

New Cabinet set to take office by next month

Prawit, Anupong, Chatchai to remain in Cabinet: PM
Deputy PM and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan and Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda, military senior classmates of the premier, would remain in the Cabinet, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday.

Prayut coy about taking on Defence Minister role
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha urged media on Friday morning to "wait and see" whether he would also appoint himself Defence Minister in the upcoming fourth Cabinet shuffle of his government.

New Auditor General candidate Prajak passes first approval
Prajak Boonyoung was unanimously approved on Thursday for promotion to Auditor General on Thursday from his current deputy position.

NACC gives itself top marks in integrity report
The nation’s anti-corruption organisation gave itself the top marks among five independent groups in its integrity and transparency assessment report released on Thursday.

Political ban to stay until next year, but party registration permitted: Wissanu
THE RELAXATION of the ban on political activity will probably occur next year given the amendment of six relevant laws to align them with the Constitution, which is required to hold a local election.

Musical chairs as sweeping Cabinet reshuffle expected

PM ‘the sole authority’ in Cabinet reshuffle
Government officials on Thursday reiterated that Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha would be the sole authority regarding the intensely watched reshuffle of the Cabinet.

NACC passes on ministers’ alleged share violations to PM
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will refrain from scrutinising two government ministers over claims about their shares due its stated lack of authority in the matter.

Agriculture Ministry staff pack their bags amid uncertainty
Agriculture Minister General Chatchai Sarikulya’s staff on Thursday started packing their belongings at the ministry amid reports that Chatchai will be shifted to the Labour Ministry, ministry sources said.

New Cabinet line-up ‘sent for royal endorsement’
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has submitted a list of changes in his Cabinet line-up for royal endorsement yesterday, a Government House source said on Thursday.

Meechai suggests legal amendment to solve impasse on political ban
AMENDING the organic law governing political parties has been suggested as a solution to the impasse over the junta’s refusal to lift the ban on political gatherings.

More than 34,600 submit answers to PM’s questions on future politics
ABOUT 34,600 people responded to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s six questions regarding politics and elections during the first three days when answers were accepted.

Amendment ‘could solve political-ban issue’
Amending the organic law governing political parties has been suggested as a solution to the impasse over the junta’s refusal to life the ban on political gatherings.

EC can petition to high court regarding new elections: Wissanu
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday that the Election Commission (EC) could petition the Constitutional Court to ask about its authority to hold local elections.

Fishermen show support for Agriculture minister
Fishermen from 20 provinces gathered at Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to show the support for General Chatchai Sarikulya to remain on the position of Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister and continue tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Pheu Thai calls for end to political restraints as procedural clock ticking
The Pheu Thai Party on Wednesday issued an open letter calling on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to relax its ban on political activities.

Talks to be held about local elections
Concerned parties would be invited to discuss issues concerning local elections and related laws on Thursday, Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam reported to the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

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