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Thai court rules PM can stay, did not exceed term limit

Sep. 30, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha can remain in his job and did not violate a constitutional provision limiting him to eight years in office. Opposition lawmakers had petitioned the court to decide on their...

Court rules Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth did not exceed constitution's 8-year term limit, can stay in office

Sep. 30, 2022 04:30 AM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Court rules Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth did not exceed constitution's 8-year term limit, can stay in office.

New Thai rules allow abortions up to 20th week of pregnancy

Sep. 27, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand will allow abortions up to the 20th week of pregnancy under new regulations issued by the Public Health Ministry, a government spokesperson announced Tuesday. The regulations, published Monday in the Royal Gazette, come into effect Oct. 26 and liberalize...

Thailand court to rule on Sept. 30 if PM Prayuth must quit

Sep. 14, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court will rule on Sept. 30 whether suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has already served eight years in office and must resign. Prayuth, then the Thai army commander, led a coup that ousted an elected government eight years ago,...

Political uncertainty in Thailand with PM's suspension

Aug. 25, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand entered a phase of political uncertainty on Thursday, with its prime minister suspended and his deputy taking over in his stead pending a ruling from a top court on whether the premier has reached his constitutional term limit. Prime Minister Prayuth...

Thai PM suspended while court mulls if he defied term limits

Aug. 25, 2022 03:47 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government held its first official meetings Thursday under an acting prime minister, after a court ordered the suspension of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha a day earlier while it considered if he violated the position's legal term limits. Prayuth's...

Constitutional Court says Thai PM Prayuth must suspend duties while it decides if he overstayed legal term limit

Aug. 24, 2022 03:19 AM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Constitutional Court says Thai PM Prayuth must suspend duties while it decides if he overstayed legal term limit.

Thai protesters say PM reaches term limit, must step down

Aug. 23, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Groups of protesters gathered in Thailand's capital on Tuesday to call for the country’s prime minister to step down, saying he has exceeded his constitutional term limit. A demonstration at Bangkok's Democracy Monument, a traditional protest venue, appeared to...

Thai court asked to rule if prime minister must step down

Aug. 22, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Monday received a petition from opposition lawmakers seeking a ruling on whether Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reached the legal limit on how long he can remain in office. The petition, signed by 171 members of the House of...

Sri Lankan ex-president who fled homeland arrives in Bangkok

Aug. 11, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who last month fled anti-government protests in his country, arrived in Thailand on Thursday night on a flight from Singapore, where he had been staying since mid-July. Thai television stations showed Rajapaksa and a...