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Move Forward Party (MFP)

Thai PM Avoids Suspension As Constitutional Court Accepts Ethics Complaint

Thai PM Avoids Suspension As Constitutional Court Accepts Ethics Complaint

By Sebastian Strangio
Military-appointed senators are seeking Srettha Thavisin's removal from office after he appointed a minister with a past conviction for bribery.

Even If Thailand’s MFP Is Dissolved, the Monarchy Reform Movement Will Live On

Even If Thailand’s MFP Is Dissolved, the Monarchy Reform Movement Will Live On

By David Hutt
If disbanded over its pledge to reform the country's "sacred" institution, the Move Forward Party will simply re-emerge in new form.
Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

By Sebastian Strangio
The opposition Move Forward Party seems almost certain to meet the same fate as its predecessor, Future Forward.

Thai Court Announces Another Harsh Prison Sentence Under Royal Insult Law

Thai Court Announces Another Harsh Prison Sentence Under Royal Insult Law

By Sebastian Strangio
The 25-year jail term came just days after the Election Commission ordered the disbanding of a major opposition party for advocating the reform of the lese-majeste law.

Thai Election Commission Requests Dissolution of Move Forward Party

Thai Election Commission Requests Dissolution of Move Forward Party

By Sebastian Strangio
If the MFP is disbanded, the party's political energy is almost certain to re-emerge in an alternate, and likely more radical, form.

Thai Court Acquits Former PM Yingluck Shinawatra Over Government Funds

Thai Court Acquits Former PM Yingluck Shinawatra Over Government Funds

By Sebastian Strangio
Yingluck, who served as prime minister from 2011 to 2014, is benefiting from the reconciliation between the Pheu Thai Party and the country's conservative establishment.

Thaksin and Move Forward: Downplaying Their Problems?

Thaksin and Move Forward: Downplaying Their Problems?

By Tita Sanglee
The controversial release of the former prime minister has presented the progressive MFP with a political opportunity.
Former Thai PM Thaksin Freed on Parole After 6 Months

Former Thai PM Thaksin Freed on Parole After 6 Months

By Sebastian Strangio
As controversy over his parole simmers, attention turns to what influence the controversial former leader will have over Thai politics.

Pita Limjaroenrat’s Vision for Thailand

Pita Limjaroenrat’s Vision for Thailand

By Richard Yarrow and Saly Sirothphiphat
In an interview, the opposition MP discusses his political future and the way forward for Thailand.

What Thaksin Shinawatra’s Parole Says About Thai Politics

What Thaksin Shinawatra’s Parole Says About Thai Politics

By Sebastian Strangio
The detained former PM's persecution and rehabilitation have both reflected the use of the country's administrative and legal system for political ends.

Detained Former Thai PM on List of Eligible Parolees, Reports Say

Detained Former Thai PM on List of Eligible Parolees, Reports Say

By Sebastian Strangio
Thaksin Shinawatra's name is on a list of 930 elderly inmates, who have been approved for parole due to ill health.
Royalist Lawyer Seeks Dissolution of Thai Opposition Party

Royalist Lawyer Seeks Dissolution of Thai Opposition Party

By Sebastian Strangio
The petition was filed a day after the Constitutional Court ordered the Move Forward Party to stop advocating the reform of Thailand's harsh lese-majeste law.

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