• Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:22
    No support for national unity govt idea
    Somsak hints at Phalang Pracharat having the edge because of juntaappointed senators
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  • Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:00
    Why assume that senators will be loyal to their master? 
    Pheu Thai is lamenting that it needs a whopping 376 MP votes to be able to form the government, while Phalang Pracharath is celebrating as it needs only 126 MP votes, assuming it has already secured 250 nods from the junta-appointed Senate. 
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  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 01:00
    EC disappointed with tepid public response for senator positions
    ONLY SOME 7,200 people have applied to become senators, far lower than the Election Commission (EC)’s previous prediction of 90,000 to 100,000 applicants from all over the country.
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:00
    Senate election draft decree approved
    The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft decree for election to the Senate. The law is expected to come into effect next month and the 250 senators should be finalised by late April.
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  • Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:49
    No election delay expected: Wissanu
    A move by legislators seeking to amend the Election Commission (EC) law is unlikely to result in further postponement of the general election but may affect the selection of senators, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday.
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  • Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:55
    High times as US seniors join cannabis craze
    Kyle Johnson, who is 68, swears by cannabis for treating back pain and insomnia. Martha Macbeth, 63, uses it to soothe her sciatica and get a good night's sleep.
  • Thu, 24 May 2018 01:00
    Court rules independent candidates for Senate ‘not unconstitutional’
    A CONTROVERSIAL clause in the organic law on selection of senators is not unconstitutional, the Constitutional Court ruled yesterday.
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 19:37
    Ex-MPs and senators in North, Northeast ‘considering joining’ pro-junta party
    At least 24 former MPs and senators in the North and Northeast have “shown their interest” in joining a pro-junta political party, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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  • Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:45
    New Parliament building well underway
    Over 50 per cent of construction work on the new Parliament has been completed, and the new compound could possibly be in use by the time the new MPs and Senators arrive next year, said Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, National Legislative Assembly (NLA) president while inspecting the site on Wednesday.
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  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:00
    Will world stay silent as Cambodia returns to one-party rule on Sunday?
    Cambodia’s constitution says that, of our 61 senators, two are to be nominated by the king, two to be chosen by the National Assembly and the remaining 57 must be selected by a college of commune councillors voted in by the public at local elections.
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:17
    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.
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:37
    NLA committee seeks to change Senate selection process
    The National Legislative Assembly’s law-vetting committee has decided to cut the number of professional groups for the selection of senators from 20 to five or 10, its spokesperson Admiral Tharathorn Kajitsuwan said on Wednesday.
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  • Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:00
    Pre-election investment upswing to drive 2018 GDP growth above 4% 
    THIS MONTH the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) will finalise two bills on the election of MPs and the selection of senators. Once these bills are promulgated, the election date must be held within 150 days.
  • Sat, 05 Aug 2017 17:44
    Professional groups determined for Senate selection
    THE Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has determined the professional groups from which senators will be selected under the new charter.
  • Sat, 20 May 2017 01:00
    RP senators air concern over EU aid rejection
    SEVERAL SENATORS in the Philippines expressed their concern on Thursday over the administration’s decision to reject financial aid from the European Union (EU).
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