Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from the last week, Monday, May 15th, 2023, to Sunday, May 21st, 2023.
They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.
Let’s get started and see what the top stories were!
- The Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat, 42, on Monday (May 15th) declared a victory after the unofficial Thai general election vote count released by the Election Commission (EC).
Leader of the Move Forward party Pita Limjaroenrat announced on Monday that his party is ready to form a coalition government with five former opposition parties and one new party, with a total of 309 seats in Parliament and himself as Prime Minister.
It’s going to be a long road to the PM seat however and will have many obstacles for Pita as not everyone supports him in this role, especially from the conservative establishment.
2. Although Thailand’s general election resulted in a heroic victory for the Move Forward Party, their bid to form a coalition government may not be plain sailing after certain members of the upper house (Senate) made it clear that they will not vote for the party’s prime ministerial candidate as the country’s 30th premier.
As stated above, this is only one of multiple potential issues for Move Forward Party to overcome.
This crime shocked both Thai and foreign language media and made international headlines. The suspect has still refused to speak about the alleged crime or answer any questions.
This was also a very well-read story and very controversial, the victim was married with multiple children and had been regularly “visiting” one of the suspects, a minor.
And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!