Thai Strategy Towards the ASEAN Community

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    Thai Strategy Towards the ASEAN Community
  • Title (Thai)
    ยุทธศาสตร์ไทยเพื่อการก้าวสู่ AEC
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  • Author
    Kasemsant Weerakun
  • Page
    271 p.
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    ASEAN, AEC, trade relations, strategic planning, national policy, national plans, economic development, investment, transport infrastructure, education, comparative analysis, government policy, ageing, corruption, taxes, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Korea R, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, China
Compiles articles from an AEC specialist Kasemsant Veerakul, published in Post Today newspaper during 2012-2015 in coherent with Thailand national strategy towards AEC. Criticizes Thai policies in national development, economic investment, logistics, infrastructure, education, labor force and social sectors which need clearer vision, strategic positioning, strategic direction, and more efficient KPI measurement. Gives suggestions on the country's strategic planning, taxation, key-success factors for national reform, problems prioritization, and public communication in critical situation. Doubts the logical thinking behind government spending, taxation system, high-speed rail project, aging workforce, and national lottery solutions. Provides comparative studies on Thailand and ASEAN members' dynamics in various perspectives, for example, Thailand's vs. Vietnam and Malaysia's investment privileges and economic development zones, Singapore and Thailand's actions towards aging society. Extracts lessons learned from neighboring countries, such as Vietnamese and Laos's lottery management, anti-corruption enforcement in Hong Kong, Vietnam, and South Korea, Singapore's strategy as the hub of AEC, Malaysia's strategy 1 Malaysia, People First, Performance Now and her secret weapon PERMANDU , Indonesia's strategic movement in inter-intra trade and politics, law enforcement in Vietnam, Myanmar's hetero-ethnic cohesion, Laos-the closest neighbor that Thais don't know, and exploring Yunnan. Summarizes untapped cause roots of Thailand tardiness, indicating deficient strategic positioning, failure to prioritize public spending, country's uncompetitiveness in technology, health science environment and education.


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