Integrity Legal

20th July 2011

It recently came to this blogger’s attention that the Election Commission in the Kingdom of Thailand has certified the election of both the apparently outgoing Prime Minister and the possible future Prime Minister of that nation. In order to provide further insight into these developments it is necessary to quote directly from the official website of the Voice of America, VOANews.com:

Thailand’s election commission endorsed the election to parliament of Pheu Thai leader Yingluck Shinawatra, Tuesday, clearing the way for her to become the nation’s first female prime minister. The commission said it had voted unanimously to dismiss complaints that Yingluck violated election laws by involving banned politicians – including her elder brother – in her campaign. The decision eases fears of instability raised by the commission’s failure to endorse her with the majority of the July 3 election winners last week. The commission also announced the endorsement of outgoing Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, whose endorsement also was delayed last week. A total of 370 lawmakers have now been approved…

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Although this blog attempts to refrain from detailed discussion of Thai political matters it is noteworthy that Thailand may soon see her first female Prime Minister. Hopefully, this election will result in benefits for all concerned. In matters related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) it recently came to this blogger’s attention that some of the ASEAN member nations may be discussing ways to streamline matters pertaining to higher education. In order to elucidate further this blogger is required to quote directly from the official website of Bernama, Bernama.com

DENPASAR, July 18 (Bernama) — Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Asean Credit Transfer System is being expanded to include more universities, students and programmes, as part of the efforts to improve education quality through regional cooperation. He said the student mobility programme with the credit transfer system implemented among three countries namely Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand since 2010 for example, represented one of the initiatives under the ‘permeable framework’ for the internationalization of higher education. “Currently, we are in the process of expanding the number of participating universities, students and also programmes of each country…

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Although not directly related to business in the ASEAN jurisdictions (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam), issues pertaining to higher education can have a tangential impact upon the business world since the increase in the labor pool’s education level can have ramifications across the economy. It stands to reason that a more well-educated workforce in the ASEAN jurisdictions will lead to new and innovative business strategies in the coming years.

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