• 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.
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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.
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  • Sun, 28 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Senate selection bill passes NLA with 10 ‘groups’ approved
    THE last organic law – the Senate selection bill – has been passed by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) after almost 12 hours of debate.
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  • Sat, 27 Jan 2018 14:37:21
    Last organic bill cleared as NLA approves Senate selection law 
    The last organic bill, the Senate selection bill, was passed by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Friday evening after almost 12 hours of debate.
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  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:01:29
    Deadline looming, NLA hits snag on Senate election bill
    National Legislative Assembly (NLA) had to take a break in deliberating the Senate election bill on Friday after trying and failing for more than two hours to reach agreement over the grouping of professional guilds.
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  • Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:45:39
    Anti-fraud measure for Senate election changes, draws fire
    The law vetting committee has decided to cut down the number of professional groups for the senate election from 20 to 15, and removed a cross-selection approach intended to prevent conspiracy and fraud and replaced it with a new method.
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  • Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:21:33
    Stop-gap bill to avert US shutdown passes House, headed to Senate
    The US House of Representatives passed a stop-gap funding measure late Thursday to avert a government shutdown, sending the bill to the Senate where its fate remains unclear.
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  • Sun, 03 Dec 2017 01:00:00
    As future political system takes shape, doubts remain about how fair it will be
    THE LAST TWO organic bills, on the election of MPs and the composition of the Senate, have sailed through the National Legislative Assembly (NLA)’s first reading, taking the new political structure closer to completion after the two bills governing the Election Commission and the political party law were approved.
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  • Fri, 01 Dec 2017 19:28:18
    First reading of Senate bill passes legislature
    The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday passed first reading of the organic bill regulating the Senate.
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  • Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:55:16
    NLA to consider last two organic laws separately
    The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will scrutinise the organic bill concerning the selection of MPs and the Senate separately so it can meet the deadline of 60 days for the deliberation of laws.
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  • Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:32:45
    NLA: no obstacles so far over last two organic laws
    The National Legislative Assembly said it is aware of the junta’s roadmap towards an election late next year, and so far it does not see any signs of legal obstacles against its upcoming deliberation of the last two organic bills, which concern the election of MPs and the Senate.
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  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:35:31
    Muslim-baiter Hanson wears burka in Australia's Senate
    SYDNEY - Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore Thursday when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling" stunt.
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  • Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    Comey, Trump, Watergate 
    If you listen to the crackpots on Fox “News”, you would think the Comey testimony before the Senate was a smashing victory for Trump because Comey admitted telling him he wasn’t under investigation. Even Republicans have noted that the investigation is just beginning and no one knows where it will lead.
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  • Wed, 17 May 2017 22:35:16
    Seminar debates hurdles to proper Senate election process
    Voting blocs remained the number one concern in the newly introduced Senate election method as their closed voting process could compromise on transparency and accountability in obtaining new senators, a seminar on the new organic law on the Senate heard.
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