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22 July 2007 :: 01:07:17 am 29572

Thailand’s Oldest Party Announces New Policy Platform

BANGKOK, July 21 Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva pledged Saturday to push forward several major party policies under a ‘‘People Come First‘‘ platform.
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During the annual party caucus, Mr. Abhisit pledged to help restore democratic rule by endorsing the newly-drafted constitution and urging eligible voters to go to the polls which his Democrat Party will contest. The military, which had staged last year’s coup to oust former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, are bound to return to their barracks after democratic rule has returned to the country, the Democrat leader said.

Mr. Abhisit said he did not believe the private sector should necessarily take care of the poor, but said the national economy will not improve unless the people’s economy and well-being have been restored in the first place.

In addition, Mr. Abhisit vowed to push for economic recovery so that the poor earn higher income, especially the farmers who have been feeding the world with their farm products and food.

Rural, poverty-stricken areas throughout the country should top government priorities for economic restoration projects, he said. The impoverished people should be entitled to optimum benefits from varied, cost-effective investment schemes while irrigation projects should be developed to cover wider farmland in remote areas than today and industries and service businesses should be strengthened.

Thailand’s high logistics costs involving the transport of goods should be substantially reduced, he said. For instance, goods from the northeastern and southern regions of the country should have direct access to export markets, such as an Andaman Sea port for the South and a double railroad system for the Northeast.

The Democrat leader said he will push for human resources and educational development projects and see to it that people in all parts of the country, especially those in the southernmost provinces, stop from harming one another and begin to co-exist in peace.

The general election is expected to be held in December this year.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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