Sufficiency Economy

21 Oct 2016
This column was first published as a lead op ed on October 14, then was overtaken by events. It asks the key question about Rama IX’s legacy, the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy. Unlike Bhutan’s Buddhist-economic-based theory of Gross National Happiness, the PSE has made no progress internationally. The Prayut Administration controls the message regarding the PSE domestically. Whether it actually cares about the PSE can therefore only be measured by whether it makes the PSE work internationally. Gentile or Jew
15 Sep 2016
In Thailand, there is a long and distinguished tradition of citizens and non-citizens being able to petition the reigning monarch. This tradition leads dates back at least to the time of the King Ram Khamhaeng stele. Given the circumstances, this open letter to General Prem Tinsulanonda, Head of the Privy Council, is an exercising of that right.   CC HRH the Heir Apparent Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn   General,
14 May 2015
Khaosod English: Police have arrested a 63-year-old man who decorated his pick-up truck with dozens of wooden signs criticizing bureaucrats and calling on officials to follow "His Majesty the King's teachings." 
5 Mar 2011
Following a proposal on land reform by the National Reform Committee last month (see here and here), Chair of the National Reform Assembly Prof Dr Prawase Wasi has explained in an article published in Matichon how giving 5-6 rai, or about 2-2.4 ac
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