• Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Legislators’ petition on Senate bill to be sent to court on Monday
    A PETITION by a group of legislators will be submitted to the Constitutional Court on Monday, for a ruling on the constitutionality of the controversial Senate bill, one of the last two bills required to facilitate the next election expected in February next year.
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    ‘No poll delay’ as NLA sends Senate bill to top court
    THE SENATE selection bill will be submitted to the Constitutional Court for review today after the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) failed to agree on certain issues.
  • Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Court review of organic bills will not delay poll, Prayut promises
    PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday gave his assurance that the chief charter drafter’s proposal to have the Constitutional Court interpret two organic bills essential to hold the election should not cause any further delay to the poll timeline.
  • Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Betting on strong economic fundamentals
    JEROME POWELL, the new chairman of the US Federal Reserve, told the Senate Banking Committee last Thursday that there is no clear sign of wage-push inflation at this moment.
  • Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    MP and Senate organic bills sail through the NLA
    THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday passed the last two organic bills – on the election of MPs and Senate selection – ending the legislative process pertaining to the 10 key organic laws.
  • Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:34:19
    Court may decide constitutionality of Senate bill
    National Legislative Assembly president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai said on Wednesday that NLA members could sign a petition to the Constitutional Court to rule whether the Senate bill, if affirmed by the NLA on Thursday, is constitutional.
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  • Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Lesson from prison: How political persecution keeps democracy alive 
    On the evening of February 23 last year, I was in my office in the Philippine Senate, counting down the hours until the agreed time of my surrender. That night marked the height of the hounding I had suffered at the hands of President Rodrigo Duterte and his henchmen. I felt like prey, being toyed with by a predator before it went for the kill.
  • Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Last two organic bills ‘set to sail through NLA’
    Final versions of both of the last two organic bills – on the Senate selection and the election of MPs – have been completed and are ready to be presented to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) next Thursday.
  • Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:07:48
    CPP claims all 58 seats up for grabs in Cambodia's Senate
    Absent any legitimate competition, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party swept all 58 elected seats in Sunday’s Senate elections, giving it near-absolute control in the upper house of parliament, according to preliminary results.
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  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Joint committee on bills will not delay election, Prayut promises
    PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday promised that the two last organic bills, on the selection of the Senate and of MPs, would not be rejected at final review to delay the general election.
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:26:37
    Joint panel to review MP election and Senate bills
    A joint law review committee will be set up to review the MP election bill and the Senate bill after differences have emerged over some of their provisions.
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:10:52
    US Senate passes funding bill in bid to end shutdown, House up next
    Washington - The US Senate passed a critical stopgap spending bill early Friday as congressional leaders scrambled to minimize the effects of a government shutdown that began after an hours-long delay forced Congress to miss a midnight deadline.
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  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:51:47
    Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill
    WASHINGTON: The US government on Thursday was assured of careening into a shutdown at midnight after the Senate adjourned with no vote on a measure to extend federal funding beyond the 12am deadline.
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  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Appeals to charter court on organic laws could delay election: Wissanu
    IF A Constitutional Court ruling is sought on whether proposed revisions to the organic laws on MP elections and the Senate structure are constitutional, the next general election may be delayed up to two months, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:17:49
    Further election delay if revised MP, senator laws reviewed by CDC
    NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai said on Thursday that the creation of a joint law-review committee to examine the two last organic laws governing the selections of MPs and senators would not further delay the election beyond February of next year, as the review is a normal process that could conclude within the timeframe given.
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