Thailand Still Maintains Economic Stability amidst Political Uncertainties

Thailand is still able to maintain economic stability despite impacts of political protests on the country’s economic growth.

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Political Situation Prior to the General Election

As Thailand is counting down to the general election scheduled for this Sunday, 2 February 2014, the anti-government demonstrators continue to campaign for national reform before election, with their usual daily marches in a peaceful manner to different parts of Bangkok during the day.

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Election of Members of the House of Representatives on 2 February 2014

Eligible voters in Thailand are scheduled to go to the poll this Sunday, 2 February 2014, to elect members of the new House of Representatives.

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2 February 2014 General Election

The Election Commission of Thailand is going ahead with organizing the general election as scheduled on Sunday, 2 February 2014, after the caretaker government stood firm that it disagreed with the postponement of the election.

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Thailand’s Good Care for Older Persons to Be Used as a Model in ASEAN

Japan has expressed admiration for the ways that Thailand helps provide good care for the older population. It has the idea of spreading the system of caring for senior citizens in Thailand to other countries in ASEAN.

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Pattani ASEAN Tourism Festival and Limkoneaw Goddess Celebration 2014

The southern border province of Pattani will organize a week-long event “Pattani ASEAN Tourism Festival and Limkoneaw Goddess Celebration 2014.”

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Agricultural Land Holdings in Thailand

A total of 5.9 million Thai people, representing 25.9 percent of all households in Thailand, currently hold agricultural land covering 114.6 million rai, or about 45.8 million acres.

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Calls for the Postponement of the General Election

Calls have been made for the postponement of the general election from Sunday, 2 February 2014, because of severe political conflicts in the country and anti-government protests.

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Traffic and Businesses in Most Parts of Bangkok Continue as Usual

While anti-government demonstrations are taking place in the central Bangkok areas, life in the most parts of the Thai capital and throughout Thailand continues as usual.

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Bangkok City Prepares the Chinese New Year Celebration

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is preparing to organize the Chinese New Year celebration 2014 at Bangkok’s Chinatown on Yaowarat Road on 31 January and 1 February, from midday to midnight.



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