Thai PM lays stress on defence spending World

Thai PM lays stress on defence spending

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has stressed that the Defence Ministry must reserve a budget of 70-80 billion THB (2.3-2.6 billion USD) for buying munitions and vehicles for defensive purposes.
Vietnam asks Interpol to issue red notice for fleeing businessman Society

Vietnam asks Interpol to issue red notice for fleeing businessman

The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has asked the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) to issue a red notice for the owner of the Nhat Cuong Mobile store chain, Bui Quang Huy, who was charged with smuggling and violating regulations of accounting, causing serious consequences.
Thailand: two micro-parties pull out of coalition World

Thailand: two micro-parties pull out of coalition

Two out of the nine micro-parties (MP) of Thailand - with each having only one seat at the country’s lower house, have announced that they would leave the coalition government and independently serve as "people's MPs" in the parliament. ​
Malaysia lowers voting age from 21 to 18 World

Malaysia lowers voting age from 21 to 18

Malaysia’s lower house on July 16 approved a constitutional amendment bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. All the 211 members of parliament (MP) present in the House voted in favour of the bill.
Thai PM declares end of military rule World

Thai PM declares end of military rule

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha formally resigned as the head of the military government on July 15, saying Thailand will now function as a normal democracy after five years of military rule.
Thailand approves three new House members World

Thailand approves three new House members

The Election Commission (EC) of Thailand has endorsed three new female members of the House of Representatives, bringing the total number of approved MPs to a full 500.
Thailand: Small parties support Palang Pracharath World

Thailand: Small parties support Palang Pracharath

Ten of the 11 political parties in Thailand, each awarded with one party-list seat, have pledged to back Palang Pracharath party and support Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister, while the other says it will join any coalition that can form a government.
26 parties secure seats at Thailand’s lower house World

26 parties secure seats at Thailand’s lower house

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) announced on May 8 the list of 149 member of parliaments (MPs), with 26 political parties entering the House of Representatives of the National Assembly following the March 24 general election.