Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: One month after election and more

Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from the last week, Monday, June 12th, 2023, to Sunday, June 18th, 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! And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!

  1. Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader and prime ministerial candidate of the Move Forward Party, is currently under investigation regarding his alleged shareholding in iTV Plc. If these allegations are proven true, it could result in his disqualification from assuming the position of Prime Minister and a subsequent ban from engaging in politics.
  2. The commander of the 4th Army Region has expressed concern over young people in Southern Thailand potentially being manipulated for political purposes.

His remarks follow a recent incident in which the so-called Pelajar Bangsa “national student movement” hosted a special forum titled “Determining Our Own Future.”

3. Three foreigners and two Thais have sustained injuries after a passenger van heading to Krabi crashed in Phatthalung.

One of them suffered severe injuries.

4. The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to certify 329 MP-elects in the constituency system, while there remain about 71 MP-elects awaiting certification.

Additionally, June 14th marks one month after the Thai general election on May 14th.

5. Thirty-two factory workers being transported to their place of employment have survived after a bus crash in Ayutthaya, Central Thailand.

There were 32 factory workers in the bus and three of them sustained moderate injuries while 29 others sustained minor injuries. The injured were taken to several local hospitals for medical treatment.

And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The TPN National News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.