Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Thailand News  >>   Politics  >>   Thai PM candidate may avoid debate
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs        15  June  2011

Thai PM candidate may avoid debate

Related Stories

June 14, 2011
Thai PM optimistic about election

June 11, 2011
Senior Thai pol calls for reconciliation

June 2, 2011
Thailand tells court to drop case

May 18, 2011
Foreign businesses hope for Thai stability

Yingluck Shinawatra, the No 1 Pheu Thai party list candidate, is not sure if she will be available to take part in debates organised by the People's Network for Election in Thailand (Pnet).

Ms. Yingluck said on Wednesday her schedule was tight and she had to campaign throughout the country until just before election day, July 3, so she was still undecided whether she would be ready to take part in the debates.

Pnet has scheduled a forum for the leaders of six political parties to debate their policies on June 23 and for Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjjajiva and Ms Yingluck, as Pheu Thai's prime ministerial candidate, to debate on June 24. The venue for the debates had not been disclosed. Mr. Abhisit has agreed to both debates.

Even if Pheu Thai tadid not take part in the debates, its absence was unlikely to make any difference to its popularity since, according to a party survey, the people wanted to hear Pheu Thai candidates speak in their constituencies, Ms Yingluck said.

On Mr Abhisit's question whether she can make her own decisions, or seek approval first, Ms Yingluck said the people would make their own judgement on this matter.

Ms. Yingluck said although she may be inexperienced in politics, she has much experience in business and leadership.






Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below




1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Today's  Stories    15  June  2011 Subsribe Now !
 • Greater Mekong to attract more tourists Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Malaysia thwarts hacking attempt Asean Affairs Premium
• US backs Philippines on Spratlys
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• Singapore unemployment lowest in 3 years
• Nationalism invades Thai telecoms
• Thai PM candidate may avoid debate
 • Thai army chief speaks out on politics
• Vietnam hosts workshop on sustainable development p

Asean Analysis    15  June  2011

Advertise Your Brand
• Asean bourses Sponsor Our Events

Asean Stock Watch    15  June  2011 

• Asean Stock Watch-June 15 p

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore
• Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline
• Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More


Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand