Phue Thai

27 Mar 2019
Today (27 March) at 11.00, representatives of six pro-democracy parties held a press conference at the Lancaster Hotel to announce that they are forming a coalition to become the next government of Thailand.
8 May 2018
As someone who voted for Pheu Thai before, and could possibly vote for them again, I would like to respectfully inform the party of this message: Will the party be a part of the battle for democracy? If the party thinks that this is the most important role for them right now, I would like it to be understood that the current political objective is not to win the election. If we’re under a constitution that deprives an elected administration body of power like this, why should we win the election?
27 Dec 2017
Two major political parties have challenged the junta’s new regulation which handicaps old parties amid criticism that the military is manipulating the election laws for the benefit of new parties in the next general election scheduled in November 2018.     On 27 December 2017, Ruangkrai Leekitwattana, a member of the Pheu Thai Party legal team, submitted a petition to the Constitution Court asking it to rule whether the junta’s endorsement of Head of the National Council for Peace and Order
1 Nov 2017
A post-Yingluck Shinawatra Thailand is not a reconciled Thailand, and nor will it be if her Pheu Thai Party ceases to exist. The political arena will remain as polarised as it has been for the past decade. Yet this predicament can be overcome through a strategy laid out in the well-known Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Longzhong Plan. The plan was to divide China into three realms of roughly equal power. Adapting that plan can lead to positive change that will help move Thailand out of the current deadlock.
15 Jun 2016
More than 10 Pheu Thai politicians have simultaneously denounced the junta’s charter draft for its undemocratic origin and content, adding that they will vote against it in the August referendum. One politician argues that the charter draft is actually an amnesty bill for the junta.   On Wednesday, 15 June 2016, prominent politicians of the Pheu Thai Party, the anti-establishment political party with a strong affiliation with Thaksin Shinawatra, simultaneously declared their stance against the junta’s charter draft on their Facebook accounts.
2 Dec 2015
The veteran politician, closed-aid to ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra has lived in self-imposed exile for 6 years. In Part 2 of the interview, Jakrapob Penkair discussed the alleged violence of the red-shirt movement and prospect of Thai politics after the coup. 
2 Sep 2015
The Thai authorities have revoked the passport of Chaturon Chaisang, a well-known Pheu Thai Party politician known for his criticisms of the Thai junta and the draft constitution.
20 Apr 2015
30 April will be the fourth anniversary of the deprivation of freedom of the red-shirt political magazine editor, sentenced to 10 years in jail for articles he did not write. His wife has been very supportive and became active campaigner against Article 112
16 Apr 2015
30 April will be the fourth anniversary of the deprivation of freedom of the red-shirt political magazine editor, sentenced to 10 years in jail for articles he did not write. His wife has been very supportive and became active campaigner against Article 112
7 Feb 2015
Khaodsod English : A former Pheu Thai Party MP has been held in an army camp and denied communication with the outside world for three days, a military officer confirmed.   The news emerged on Friday after close aides to Ruangkrai Leekijwattana told the press that the politician had not been seen or heard from since he was detained by soldiers on 3 February.   A senior military officer confirmed that Ruengkrai is being held at 11th Army District headquarters in Bangkok for "attitude adjustment."
8 Sep 2014
  Bangkok Military Court on Monday sentenced an anti-coup protester to six months in jail and sentenced red-shirt figure ‘Tom Dundee’ to a year in jail for not reporting as ordered by the junta. The sentences were halved and suspended because they pleaded guilty.
25 Jun 2014
  Khaosod English reported on Tuesday that the ruling Phue Thai party of the former government has denied any link with the anti-coup group founded in exile by its former leader.    Chawalit Witchayasutthi, deputy secretary-general of Pheu Thai Party said on Tuesday that the Pheu Thai Party must stay under the framework of rules and laws and that  it is personal opinion of former leader Jaruponbg Ruangsuwan to oppose the coup.

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