THAILAND: Public must play strong role: Somkid

Deputy PM also warns conflicts will occur if the economy isn’t fixed

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER Somkid Jatusripitak has urged the public and the private sector to help the government reform the country and turn it into a “people’s state”.

In a people’s state, the citizens have a duty to learn and educate themselves about the country’s administration while the government has only a guiding role, he said.

“You want to fight corruption and issue so many laws, but the people are not aware of the problem – thick-faced people continue to misbehave,” he said. “It is not only government officials who take kickbacks but also businessmen who pay the bribes.”

Somkid said public participation in the fight against corruption and the people’s movement were the keys to the reform process.

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I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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