In this Thailand news update, we report on the latest news in the Thai political scene. The Prime Minister vote has been CANCELEED AGAIN, and it seems that the Thai Prime Minister may be unable to take office soon.
We also report on the latest breaking news in Pattaya. Finally, we cover the latest in Phuket xtra, including a report on Maya Bay. stay safe out there!
Pheu Thai dumps MFP, forming new coalition
The Pheu Thai Party, which came second in the May 14 general election, has dumped the election-winning Move Forward Party (MFP) and will move to form its own coalition government because the MFP insists on amending the lese majeste law.
Source - The Bangkok Post
Charter Court postpones Pita’s renomination case to August 16
The Constitutional Court decided today (Thursday) to postpone to August 16 the consideration of the ombudsman’s petition for the court to rule on the constitutionality of parliament’s decision, by a majority vote, to reject the renomination of Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat as prime minister.
Source - Thai PBS World
Thaksin likely to postpone his return to Thailand amid delay in government formation
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is likely to postpone his return to Thailand due to ongoing uncertainties over the formation of a new government, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Source - The Nation Thailand
Maya Bay closing for natural rehabilitation
KRABI: Maya Bay, made world famous by the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio 23 years ago, will be closed for two months during the monsoon season for the purposes of natural rehabilitation.
Source - The Phuket News - The Bangkok Post
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